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Stras
10-04-2011, 12:05
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http://amarillo.com/news/local-news/2011-10-03/area-vietnam-era-green-beret-be-buried-arlington-cemetery

By Globe-News staff

A missing Green Beret from Canadian whose unit was ambushed near Laos in 1969 has been identified and will be buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, the Defense Department said Monday.

Master Sgt. Charles V. Newton of Canadian,; Sgt. 1st Class Douglas E. Dahill of Lima, Ohio; and Sgt. 1st Class Charles F. Prevedel of St. Louis, Mo., all U.S. Army, will be buried as a group on Wednesday at Arlington National Cemetery. Newton was also individually identified and will be interred individually at Arlington on the same day as the group interment.

Read more details online and in the Amarillo Globe-News on Tuesday.

PedOncoDoc
10-04-2011, 12:30
Rest in peace, Warriors. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Thanks to those who helped identify these men and bring them home.

Stras
10-04-2011, 12:54
NEWTON, CHARLES VERNON
REMAINS IDENTIFIED 2011

Name: Charles Vernon Newton
Rank/Branch: E6/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Recon Team 5, Detachment B-52 DELTA, 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 10 May 1940
Home City of Record: Canadian TX
Date of Loss: 17 April 1969
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 160126N 1073546E (YC778732)
Status (In 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1428

Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S.
Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families,
published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 2011.

Other Personnel In Incident: Douglas E. Dahill; Charles F. Prevedel; three
South Vietnamese Special Forces personnel

REMARKS:

SYNOPSIS: SSgt. Charles V. Newton, Sgt. Charles F. Prevedel, SP4 Douglas E.
Dahill and 3 unidentified Vietnamese were inserted into Quang Nam Province
in South Vietnam as part of Detachment B52 Delta's Reconnaissance Team 6 on
April 14, 1969.

On April 16, the team reported making contact with the enemy, but radioed
that it was continuing the patrol.

On April 17, the team made its scheduled morning radio contact and reported
the team's position. At 206 hours, the team reported to Control and Command
that they were in a stream bed and had been hit hard, and requested air
strikes. Their location was then in Thua Thien Province, 9 miles from Laos.
A Forward Air Controller (FAC) sent into the area was unable to make radio
contact with the team. At 1400 hours, thunderstorms in the area prevented
the insertion of a relief force.

The next day, a BDA (Bomb Damage Assessment) team was inserted to search for
Team 6. They encountered Viet Cong personnel wearing tiger striped fatigues
and bearing rifles and grenades of the type used by Team 6. A thorough
search of the stream bed and surrounding area yielded no trace of Team 6.
Numerous air and ground searches of Team 6 evasion route were conducted with
no positive result.

A Viet Cong reported that in mid-May, 1969, he had seen two U.S. POWs in
Quang Nam province, exact location unspecified. The report was correlated to
SSgt. Newton and Sgt. Prevedel on the basis of time, location and
compatability of the physical descriptions.

Four photos from a Christmas, 1969 film of POWs were correlated by CIA to
Charles Newton, and one to Charles Prevedel. There has been no further
information to surface about Dahill. The Vietnamese deny having any
knowledge of any of the members of Team 6.

By mid-1989, nearly 10,000 reports had been received by the U.S. Government
relating to Americans still missing in Southeast Asia. Many authorities
believe there are still several hundred Americans still alive in captivity.
Charles Prevedel's father died in 1988, never knowing if the faces in the
Christmas film were his son and his partner, or an uncanny coincidence. The
Vietnamese aren't talking, and unfortunately, neither is the U.S.
Government.

It's time we brought our men home.

Special Forces vets Delta Team 6 members Douglas Dahill, Charles Newton, and Charles Prevedel, lost on 15 April 69 in Thua Thien Province have been recovered and identified. Visitation with family to share stories is scheduled for 4 Oct 2011, 6 - 8 PM at Murphy's Funeral Home in Arlington. Team burial with full military honors on 5 Oct 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. Service at 10:45 AM in the Fort Myer Post Chapel. The public is invited.

Stras
10-04-2011, 13:00
DAHILL, DOUGLAS EDWARD
Remains Identified 2011

Name: Douglas Edward Dahill
Rank/Branch: E4/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Recon Team 5, Detachment B-52 DELTA, 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 06 March 1949
Home City of Record: Lima OH
Date of Loss: 17 April 1969
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 160126N 1073546E (YC778732)
Status (In 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1428

Other Personnel In Incident: Charles V. Newton; Charles F. Prevedel; three
South Vietnamese Special Forces personnel

Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S.
Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families,
published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 2011.

REMARKS:

SYNOPSIS: SSgt. Charles V. Newton, Sgt. Charles F. Prevedel, SP4 Douglas E.
Dahill and 3 unidentified Vietnamese were inserted into Quang Nam Province
in South Vietnam as part of Detachment B52 Delta's Reconnaissance Team 6 on
April 14, 1969.

On April 16, the team reported making contact with the enemy, but radioed
that it was continuing the patrol.

On April 17, the team made its scheduled morning radio contact and reported
the team's position. At 206 hours, the team reported to Control and Command
that they were in a stream bed and had been hit hard, and requested air
strikes. Their location was then in Thua Thien Province, 9 miles from Laos.
A Forward Air Controller (FAC) sent into the area was unable to make radio
contact with the team. At 1400 hours, thunderstorms in the area prevented
the insertion of a relief force.

The next day, a BDA (Bomb Damage Assessment) team was inserted to search for
Team 6. They encountered Viet Cong personnel wearing tiger striped fatigues
and bearing rifles and grenades of the type used by Team 6. A thorough
search of the stream bed and surrounding area yielded no trace of Team 6.
Numerous air and ground searches of Team 6 evasion route were conducted with
no positive result.

A Viet Cong reported that in mid-May, 1969, he had seen two U.S. POWs in
Quang Nam province, exact location unspecified. The report was correlated to
SSgt. Newton and Sgt. Prevedel on the basis of time, location and
compatability of the physical descriptions.

Four photos from a Christmas, 1969 film of POWs were correlated by CIA to
Charles Newton, and one to Charles Prevedel. There has been no further
information to surface about Dahill. The Vietnamese deny having any
knowledge of any of the members of Team 6.

By mid-1989, nearly 10,000 reports had been received by the U.S. Government
relating to Americans still missing in Southeast Asia. Many authorities
believe there are still several hundred Americans still alive in captivity.
Charles Prevedel's father died in 1988, never knowing if the faces in the
Christmas film were his son and his partner, or an uncanny coincidence. The
Vietnamese aren't talking, and unfortunately, neither is the U.S.
Government.

It's time we brought our men home.


Special Forces vets Delta Team 6 members Douglas Dahill, Charles Newton, and Charles Prevedel, lost on 15 April 69 in Thua Thien Province have been recovered and identified. Visitation with family to share stories is scheduled for 4 Oct 2011, 6 - 8 PM at Murphy's Funeral Home in Arlington. Team burial with full military honors on 5 Oct 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. Service at 10:45 AM in the Fort Myer Post Chapel. The public is invited.

Stras
10-04-2011, 13:02
PREVEDEL, CHARLES FRANCIS
Remains identified 2011

Name: Charles Francis Prevedel
Rank/Branch: E5/US Army Special Forces
Unit: Recon Team 5, Detachment B-52 DELTA, 5th Special Forces
Date of Birth: 18 November 1943 (St.Louis MO)
Home City of Record: Florissant MO
Date of Loss: 17 April 1969
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 160126N 1073546E (YC778732)
Status (In 1973): Missing In Action
Category: 2
Acft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground
Refno: 1428

Source: Compiled from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews. Updated by the P.O.W. NETWORK in 2011.

Other Personnel In Incident: Charles V. Newton; Douglas E. Dahill; three South Vietnamese Special Forces personnel

REMARKS:

SYNOPSIS: SSgt. Charles V. Newton, Sgt. Charles F. Prevedel, SP4 Douglas E. Dahill and 3 unidentified Vietnamese were inserted into Quang Nam Province in South Vietnam as part of Detachment B52 Delta's Reconnaissance Team 6 on April 14, 1969.

On April 16, the team reported making contact with the enemy, but radioed that it was continuing the patrol.

On April 17, the team made its scheduled morning radio contact and reported the team's position. At 206 hours, the team reported to Control and Command that they were in a stream bed and had been hit hard, and requested air strikes. Their location was then in Thua Thien Province, 9 miles from Laos. A Forward Air Controller (FAC) sent into the area was unable to make radio contact with the team. At 1400 hours, thunderstorms in the area prevented the insertion of a relief force.

The next day, a BDA (Bomb Damage Assessment) team was inserted to search for Team 6. They encountered Viet Cong personnel wearing tiger striped fatigues and bearing rifles and grenades of the type used by Team 6. A thorough search of the stream bed and surrounding area yielded no trace of Team 6. Numerous air and ground searches of Team 6 evasion route were conducted with no positive result.

A Viet Cong reported that in mid-May, 1969, he had seen two U.S. POWs in Quang Nam province, exact location unspecified. The report was correlated to SSgt. Newton and Sgt. Prevedel on the basis of time, location and compatability of the physical descriptions.

Four photos from a Christmas, 1969 film of POWs were correlated by CIA to Charles Newton, and one to Charles Prevedel. There has been no further information to surface about Dahill. The Vietnamese deny having any knowledge of any of the members of Team 6.

By mid-1989, nearly 10,000 reports had been received by the U.S. Government relating to Americans still missing in Southeast Asia. Many authorities believe there are still several hundred Americans still alive in captivity. Charles Prevedel's father died in 1988, never knowing if the faces in the Christmas film were his son and his partner, or an uncanny coincidence. The Vietnamese aren't talking, and unfortunately, neither is the U.S. Government.

It's time we brought our men home.

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[ssrep6.txt 02/09/93]

South Vietnam - Charles V. Newton, Charles F. Prevedel, Douglas E. Dahill

On April 14, 1969, Specialist Fourth Class Dahill, Staff Sergeant Newton and Sergeant Prevedel, Special Force personnel from Detachment B-52, 5th Special Forces Group, were on a reconnaissance mission in Quang Nam Province. They made contact with hostile forces on April 16th. On April 17th, Dahill radioed his location at noon and reported that they were under attack and requested air extraction. There was no further contact with the team. A search of the area between April 18 and 25 failed to turn up any sign of the three missing servicemen, and they were declared missing in action. Later, a Viet Cong POW reported sighting two American POWs in Quang Nam Province in May 1969. This report was placed on the files of those in this loss incident as possibly correlating to the survival of two of the patrol members.

The three missing Green Berets were not accounted for during Operation Homecoming. In September 1978 they were declared killed in action/body not recovered, based on a presumptive finding of death.

In March 1991, Vietnam returned one tooth, uniform parts and a small quantity of human remains that were purportedly associated with the three missing servicemen. A review board determined that the limited quantity of material could not conclude any correlation to the missing servicemen.

f50lrrp
10-04-2011, 13:10
RIP Warriors!:(

ZonieDiver
10-04-2011, 13:15
Rest In Peace, Brothers.

JJ_BPK
10-04-2011, 14:46
RIP Warriors, Vaya con Dios..

Welcome Home..

Irish_Army01
10-04-2011, 14:57
Welcome home Warriors ...... Rest easy.

Utah Bob
10-04-2011, 14:59
40 years ago and it still hurts.
RIP Brothers.

SF_BHT
10-04-2011, 17:00
Welcome Home Brothers....

The Reaper
10-04-2011, 18:28
RIP, brothers.

Home at last.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

TR

HOLLiS
10-04-2011, 18:31
Welcome home, Rest In Peace

Dragbag036
10-04-2011, 20:16
Welcome Home Warriors...RIP...Thank you for your silent service.

DB

Ret10Echo
10-04-2011, 20:41
Welcome home brothers...

Rest well.



Team burial with full military honors on 5 Oct 2011, at Arlington National Cemetery. Service at 10:45 AM in the Fort Myer Post Chapel. The public is invited.

TOMAHAWK9521
10-05-2011, 00:11
Welcome home and rest in peace, brothers.

glebo
10-05-2011, 07:01
Welcome home men, may you finaly rest in peace..

TrapLine
10-05-2011, 07:23
Welcome home, heroes. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

full cooler
10-05-2011, 08:05
Welcome home. Rest in peace.

Gypsy
10-05-2011, 18:34
Welcome home, Warriors...may you finally Rest in Peace. Thank you for your sacrifice,

RB
10-05-2011, 19:12
Thank you Stras.

RIP warriors, glad you finally made it home.

Debo
10-11-2011, 08:39
Welcome home.


D.

justpls
10-16-2011, 16:14
Welcome back. We've been waiting for all you guys for a long time. See you on the other side.

greenberetTFS
10-16-2011, 16:44
God Bless,Rest in Peace Warriors........... :(

They were just simple soldiers and their ranks are growing thin
But their presence should remind us; we may need their likes again,
For when countries are in conflict, then we find the soldier's part
Is to clean up all the troubles that the politicians start.
If we cannot do them honor while their here to hear the praise,
Then at least let's give them homage at the ending of their days.

Perhaps just a simple headline in the paper that might say:
OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, FOR A SOLDIER DIED TODAY. (author unknown)

The passing of our soldiers often go unnoticed and unsung by most of the world, remembered only by family and friends. Wish it were not so. May they RIP, their families will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Big Teddy

Dusty
10-16-2011, 16:46
Welcome home.