An Army brat that dropped out of college to join the Army in ’68. The nineteen months he spent in Vietnam as a Green Beret had a profound impact on his life.
Steve BricSFA 78 Member
A U.S. Army veteran, a Gold Star family member and an honorary member of the Special Forces Association.
Terry CagnolattiPast President
My intentions were to join the US Army Military Police Service. However, I was introduced to SFC. Robert Nelson, one of the Son Tay Raiders. After speaking with him for a while, I realized that Special Forces was the only unit for me.
Robert CrebbsMaster Sergeant
Active – 3 years Enlisted 8/21/64
Reserve – 30 years Retired Reserve 7/30/98
John Creel77th Special Forces and 10th Special Forces Groups
After High School the Military offered me a chance to leave a dead end textile job. I enlisted in the Army and volunteered for jump school and served a fulfilling six years in Special Forces.
Don DeatherageVice President
I’m honored to be a member of Chapter 78 and even more honored being able to associate with men I truly feel are unsung heroes. It’s my privilege to be the Vice President.
Volunteered for the Army in ’69 after 2 yrs of college which included ROTC.
This webpage is a collective effort of many who served with Detachment A-109 at Thuong Duc District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam from 1966 through 1970
Thad GembaczSept 69
INF OCS and Jump school Ft. Benning, GA (70) – SFOC Ft. Bragg, NC (70) – Germany 1969-1974
Michael S. JamesonSFA 78 Member
A draft notice in February, 1968 ended his days as a Southern California surfer. He volunteered for Special Forces and a tour of duty in Vietnam where he became an SF radio operator.
Mike KeeleCar Builder
Member of the Special Operations Association, and a life member of the 1st Cavalry Division Association.
Bruce LongPast Chapter President
It all began in 1961 when Bruce joined the Army and jumped out of airplanes at Fort Bragg, NC.
Gary Lewis MacNamaraLieutenant Colonel
Total Years of Service: 28 Years 1 Month
Christopher MartinSpecial Forces Medic
For his military service Martin received the Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He also has received two Army Commendation Medals, Six Army Achievement Medals and the joint Armed Forces Service Ribbon among numerous others.
John Stryker MeyerSpike Team Idaho
In February 2011, Meyer was an associate director in the veterans department at Interfaith Community Services, a non-profit organization that maintained 170 beds for homeless veterans.
Howard (How) MillerMedic, 5th SFG (A) , A325 Duc Hue Sep 69 to Aug 70
Current Editor of the Chapter 78 Sentinel
Kenn MillerLong Range Reconnaissance
Kenn Miller attended, enjoyed the hell out of, and graduated from MAC-V Recondo School.
Mark MillerRanger & Special Forces
Mark Miller remains very active with Special Forces Association, Chapter 78, and his LRP Association; Company E (LRP) 20th Infantry (Airborne), and company C (Ranger) 75th Infantry (Airborne) Association.
James F. MorrisSFA 78 Member
Served three tours as a Green Beret in Vietnam and was retired of wounds in the grade of Major. He went on to become a writer. He has fought for refugee and civil rights for the Montagnards, with whom he fought.
Salvador (Si) RangelChapter 78 Chaplain
As Chaplain for Chapter 78, Si carries on the duties of an Army Chaplain to “Nurture the Living, care for the wounded, and Honor the fallen.”
Ramon RodriguezMedal of Honor Nominee
Rodriguez was nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1982, after earning three Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars and five Purple Hearts during 32 months of service in Vietnam.
Hammond M. SalleySFA 78 Member
Over 21 years of active duty service in Armored, Infantry and Airborne Divisions as well as Special Operations units with two Cold War tours in Germany and two tours in Vietnam.
Richard SimonianOriginal Special Forces Soldier
As a businessman for most of my adult life, I can honestly say that a large part of my business knowledge/savvy came from the lessons I learned while serving with the United Stated Army Special Forces, more commonly known as the, “Green Berets”.
Duncan A. Smith, Jr.SFA 78 Member
Served from 1995–2021
Jim SuberSFA 78 Member
Gold Star Family Member
Thomas W. TurneySFA 78 Member
A distinguished member of Mike Force and an advocate for the Montagnards