History of Delta Company

3rd Recon Bn in Vietnam

Delta Company Commanders, Vietnam, 1965-69


Capt. Patrick Collins 15 Nov 64 14 Dec 65

Capt. James Tardy 15 Dec 65 31 May 66

Capt. N. 0. Flishant Jun 1 66 24 Aug 66

Capt. W. D. Hemingway 25 Aug 66 14 Mar 67

Capt. G. E. Stein 15 Mar 67 20 May 67

Capt. R. I. Klein 21 May 67 2 Nov 67

J. F. Rhodes 3 Nov 67 18 Feb 68

1st Lt. W. McBride 19 Feb 68 13 Jul 68

1st Lt. J. H. Noe 14 Jul 68 28 Sep 68 *

Capt. H. Courter 29 Sep 68 1May 69

1st U. Wadsworth 2 May 69 5 Jun 69

1st Lt. W. J. Alexander 6 Jun 69 31 Jul 69

1st Lt. E. K. Gross 1 Aug 69 30 Sep 69

1st Lt. W. J. Alexander 1 Oct 69 21 Nov 69
* Denotes Deceased

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Delta Company First U.S. Unit to see combat in Vietnam. This is the Stars and Stripes (Pacific Edition) front page featuring Doc Thomas treating the wounded reconner, Tony Molina, after the firefight. Molina was the radio man on the patrol April 22, 1965. The Corpsman is Doc Thomas, and Lt. Bill Vankat is on the left. This picture also appeared in an article in Soldier of Fortune dated October 1987 with an accompanying story on Delta company titled "Bayonets at Binh Thai."

 

Back page of Stars and Stripes story. This is the continuation of the front page story on the first U.S. unit to engage in a firefight with the Viet Cong. The story continues at the lower left corner under "Ambush."

 

Stars & Stripes picture closeup. Doc Thomas treating Tony Molina.

 

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