Others Who are No Longer with Us

  • SFC Richard Nankivell, USA, 69
  • LTC Razael "Ray" Nash, USA, died in the 1990's.   Photo
  • MSG Robert "Bob" J. Nelson, USA, died in October 2017 at age 74.   BIO        
  • SSG Ronald L. Notellson, USA, died on June 11, 1997.
  • Capt. John P. Novak, USMC, OIC of Det 5, Hue died in 2006 after a fall.
  • Ms. Barbara "Bobbie" Oberhansly, AFVN Weather Girl died in 1968.   BIO   Photo

               [NOTE: Bobbie Keith, also an AFVN weather girl, is alive and well]

  • SP5 Dale Orlick, USA,  died sometime in the late 1980's or 1990's.  
  • MSG Nicholas Palladino, USA, died on November 3, 1993 at age 47 of lung

                 cancer.    BIO    Photo

  • Sgt Caroll Parlor, USMC died - date and cause unknown.   [Reported by

                Peter Berlin in November 2013.]

  • CW4 James M. Pauli, USA, deceased - date and cause unknown.   Photo
  • SP4 Thomas W. "Tom" Peterson, USA, died on January 2, 1994 in an automobile


  • MSG Traver W. Pinkstaff, USA, 67-68. died in 1979 at the age of 58.
  • Capt Michael G. "Mike" Pitts, USMC, 69-70, died on July 28, 2015 at the age of 80.
  • Richard J. "Dick" Pompa
  • LTC Frank Price, USA, Network OIC, 70-71, died September 17, 2004.
  •  SP5 Raymond Profeta, USA, 68-69, died of a heart attack on January 13, 2016
  • JO1 James Psak USN, died in 1999.
  • SFC Lewis E. "Lew" Ravenscroft, USA, 69. died February 22, 2006.
  • MSgt Kenneth Repasher,USA has passed away, date and cause unknown.
  • SP4 Dennis Rinzel, USA.  69-70  died of a massive stroke on September 8, 2017.
  • MSG Ken Rodgers, USA, has passed away, date and cause unknown.
  • SP5 Robert J. "Bob" Royer, USA, 69-70, died of cancer in May 2019.
  • SFC Daniel A. Ruch, USA, died on March 25, 2000 from cancer and a stroke.
  • Cpl Steven F. Rutt, USMC, Saigon DJ, died on July 22, 2005, cause unknown.
  • John Rydgren passed away on December 26,1988, cause unknown.
  • Sgt Gary Saltsgiver, passed away October 14, 2018, from pancreatic cancer.  BIO
  • SSG Steven Sandoz (Nee Sands), USA, died in 1992 from a heart attack.​                             Go to the Audio Archives page for some 1969 air checks by Steven.
  • SP5 Michael H. Sarkin, USA, died in Maryland in June 2000 of natural causes.  


  • Mr. John Scales, Civilian, died of natural causes in Saigon on February 14, 1970.  


  • SSgt Joseph A. Schwetz, USAF, 69. died on September 2, 2005.
  • MGySgt Thomas D. Segel, USMC, 70-71, died from cancer in Texas on

                 September 12, 2012.   Photo

  • SFC Clement "Clem" J. Shamus, Jr., USA. died of cancer on May 27, 2012.
  • MGySgt Paul Shaner, USMC, 66-67, died on December 13, 2007.
  • LTC Lawrence Souville, USA, Network OIC, 71-72, died of cancer on June 30,

                  2001.     Photo

  • SPC Jerry M. Spector, USA  News, Saigon, died of cancer on August 1, 2012.  
  • RMC Ronald A. Stancavage, USN, died in 1984 from a condition associated

                  with Agent Orange.

  • SP5 Paul W. Starnes, USA, died due to skin cancer on June 2, 2004 in Berea,


  • MSgt Edward Stein, USMC, 66.
  • SP5 John Steinbeck, IV, USA, died in 1991 from complications following surgery. 
  • SP4 Thomas M. "Thom" Steinbeck, USA died on August 11, 2016 of pulmonary             disease.  
  • SP5 Theodore "Ted" Stites, USA. died in the Spring of 1998 from a heart attack.  


                January 18, 2012.

  • SP5 Randall "Randy" Stone, USA, died of cancer at age 69 in March 2015.  BIO 
  • MGySgt William E. Stuphin, USMC died of natural causes n December 17th, 2017.
  • MSG Billy P. Swindle, USA, died on April 30, 1994.
  • MSgt Walt Thompson, USAF, died in 1998 of natural causes.   Photo
  • GySgt Joe P. Thorton, USMC, 67-68
  • SP4 Earl Carlton Tietze, USA, 70/71, died in 1986.
  • Aramis "Tonto" Tonsich,   70/71 passed away on May 26,  2017, reason unknown.
  • SMSgt Armour Treadwell, USAF, 69
  • TSgt Billy E. Turner, USAF,  67-68 passed away on December 6, 2017, reason                     unknown. 
  • SSG Ira Leslie "Mike" Turpin, USA, died in May 1972.   Photo

                Date of death may have been either May 12 or 28, 1972.  SSg Turpin was with AFVN

                  in 1967-68 but was in Vietnam as a civilian at the time of his death. For this reason,

                  his name is not on The Wall in Washington, D.C.

  • CPO Phillip H. "Phil" Upton, USN, 70-71, died on November 22, 1992.   Photo
  • SFC Robert Vail, Jr. USA, 66-67, died in February 1991 of pneumonia.   Photo
  • CW2 Siebren H.B. Visser, USA, 72-73, died on January 15, 2012.  
  • CSM Edward D. Waddell, USA, died in December 2000 of natural causes.
  • ET1 Roland Wallick, USN, Blue Eagle, died in 1998 of cancer.   Photo
  • SSgt Kenneth T. Warrior, USMC, died in January 2016 of unknown causes. 
  • SFC Harold "Harry" West, USA, NCOIC, Engineering (TV), date and cause


  • ET1 Roland Wallick, Project Jenny, date and cause unknown.
  • DM1 Milton "Bob" Williams, Saigon, Draftsman, died July 4, 2013 in Warren


  • Robin Williams,  Honorary.  Died by his own hand on August 11, 2014 at age 63.              More information is at Group Conversations, Robin Williams.
  • SFC Walter Wisniowskie, USA, 69. died on  June 21, 2007.
  • CSM Robert C. "Bob" Young, USA, 67./ 69, died June 30, 2007. 

                 NOTE: Sgt Robert W.Young,   USAF of Tuy Hoa / Nha Trang / Saigon is still with us. ​​

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