Lost Members of the 458th and Associated Others


James Farmer
DOD: 11/26/2013 Sacramento, CA


Longtime resident of West Sacramento, passed away November 26, 2013 in Sacramento. Survived by his loving wife and soul-mate Lori, daughter, Stacey Farmer and son Jaime Farmer (Kayla), his brother, Dave Farmer (Irene) and his grandchildren, Josh, Jordan, Braden, Skyla and Brianna. Preceded in death by his father, Galen, his brother, Galen and his mother, Vi. Farmer worked for Reclamation District #900 for 35 years. He loved his job. He was a very proud Vietnam veteran. Friends are invited to attend funeral services on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at River Cities Funeral Chapel, 910 Soule St., West Sacramento
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From Andrew Ross:
Jim came down with pneumonia in October, and was hospitalized for over a month. Lori and family were expecting him to get better soon, then he passed away at hospital.

Chas Ryneberg and I attended his funeral, and Ken Connoley attended the gravesite ceremonies the following day at the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA


Orville McCarty
DOD: 07/29/2013 Salyersville, Kentucky



Greg Hemgesberg
DOD: 06/17/2013 Flint Michigan

Just got word from Deb Hemgesberg that her husband Greg passed away last June 17. Congestive heart failure and most likely pneumonia. Anyone wanting to send condolences address to Deb Hemgesberg 3224 Burnell Ave. Flint Michigan 48504. Greg served at Cat Lai April-September 1971.


Warren Whipple
DOD: 06/03/2013 Redding California

It is with much sorrow to inform you all of the passing of Warren "Big Daddy" Whipple. He passed away June 3, 2013. He lived in Redding California.


Howard Livingston
DOD: 09/14/2011


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Robert Arno Henry Felde
DOD: 02/03/2011 Cheyenne, WY


Mr. Robert Arno Henry Felde, 71, of Greeley, Colorado, passed away Thursday, February 3, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne.

Mr. Felde was born September 3, 1939, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, a son of the late Fred and Ruth (Mundt) Felde.

A Purple Heart recipient, Robert was a combat veteran serving two tours of duty for the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He retired as the Chief Warrant Officer 2 after 24 years of honorable service. During his service in Vietnam, he was exposed to Agent Orange and because of this exposure and effects it had on his health, Robert became an advocate for those combat veterans who returned home from active duty. He was actively involved in the Wounded Warrior Program and volunteered to drive veterans from Greeley to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne. He also supported the local VFW and served as a member of the Honor Guard. He was a patriotic man who loved his country and also enjoyed spending time in the outdoors where he loved to hunt and fish.

Robert is survived by his loving wife, Carol (Schuette) Felde of Greeley, CO; four children, Bruce Ronald Felde of Morgantown, WV, Keith William Felde of Stephens City, VA, Glen Thomas Felde of Ft. Leonardwood, MO, and Deanna L. Felde of Greeley, CO; seven grandchildren; and two sisters, Suzanne Fenn of Howards Grove, WI, and Shirley Aschenbach of Minnesota.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Felde.


Jimmie Lee
DOD: 01/01/2007

Jimmie was with the 458th most of 1970
B.1950
D.2007
Vietnam
Vietnam
Funeral photo's


Robert Foley
DOD: 01/01/2007

Big Bob served with the 458th 1969 & 1970
B. 1947
D. 2007


Bernard G. Hammer "Bernie"
DOD: 01/01/2007

More information is pending. Bill Northrop contacted a niece who said that death was from Hodgkin lymphoma. More information will be added in the near future.


Don Miller
DOD: 01/01/2007

born 1943
died 2007
Wife's name is Coni
served with 344th LARK company 1966-1967
Don was injured in a bad electrical accident twenty years prior to his death and suffered from the accident effect the rest of his life


Terry Cumberland
DOD: 01/01/2007



Bob Cordel
DOD: 01/01/2007

Waiting for more information


Lenny Bryant
DOD: 09/01/2006

Lenny was with the 458th from June1969 to February 1970, I remember he told me that one of his jobs was helping to keep the boats running.
born 02/22/47)
died 09/01/06


Frank Ventrelli
DOD: 01/01/2006 Indian Stone Veterans Cemetery, Penn

Frank was with the 458th 68-69
B. 1942
D. 2006
Indian Stone Veterans Cemetery, Penn


Al Cousineau
DOD: 01/01/2000

Al was with the 458th
1968/1969, exact dates not known
Date of death not known, believed to be year 2000


Frank Fentrelli
DOD: 11/30/1999

Frank was with the 458th 05-19-06 and is buried in Indian Stone Veterans Cemetery in Penn.. He was a retired deputy Sheriff


James H Anderson
DOD: 01/01/1998

James H Anderson ---- 1998
James was the 1st Maint NCO for the 458th when it went to Vietnam


Salvador "Sal" Potenzano
DOD: 01/01/1996 Las Vegas

His 458th tour was June 66-Sept 67
Sal came from the Queens District of NY City
Wife's name was Olga
Place of death was Las Vegas 1994-1996
information provided by Ed Nelson


Jerome Nickols
DOD: 01/01/1994

1937-1994
Jerome was in the 458th 1971


Jack Sam Canada
DOD: 01/01/1993 Hampton Military Cemetery, VA

Born 10 Jan 1925
Died 1993
buried Hampton Military Cemetery, VA


Loren T Pender
DOD: 01/01/1990

Loren T Pender 1940-1990
Loren was my supply clerk and good friend, details of his death are not known.


Milton Keamerer
DOD: 01/01/1990



Sidney Fanning
DOD: 01/01/1987



Doyle Travis Culpepper
DOD: 01/01/1984

Sgt Culpepper was with the 458th in 1971
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Dennis Atkinson
DOD: 01/01/1982

1947-1982
Dennis was in the 458th 1969


John Thresh
DOD: 01/01/1973

John was with the 458th 68-69
B. 1946
D. 1973


Gerald (Slim) Hinsdale
DOD: 06/30/1971

1947-1971
Sgt Hinsdale was with the 458th
1968-1970
Casualty Date 1971-06-30,
Non-Hostile, Drowned
Panel 03W - Row 094


James A Loux
DOD: 04/05/1971 KIEN GIANG, SOUTH VIETNAM

James A Loux 1950-1971

SP4 - Army - Selective Service ,USARV ,21 year old Single, Caucasian, Male,Born on Feb 10, 1950, From OWOSSO, MICHIGAN His tour of duty began on Aug 03, 1970, Casualty was on Apr 05, 1971

in KIEN GIANG, SOUTH VIETNAM, Hostile, died of wounds

Body was recovered , Religion PROTESTANT

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Dickey Craig
DOD: 10/19/1970 BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM

1947-1970
SGT - Army - Regular
22 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Dec 02, 1947, From MADISON, INDIANA
His tour of duty began on Aug 04, 1970, Casualty was on Oct 19, 1970 in BINH DINH, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY,ACCIDENTAL HOMICIDE. Body was recovered
Religion, BAPTIST
Panel 06W - - Line 9


Alvin Halverson
DOD: 02/10/1970 Vietnam

Information from Dave Jordan; Alvin died from a heart attack while in Vietnam, Feb 10 1970
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Line 121


Jim Gorsche
DOD: 12/31/1969

Information from Dave Jordan; Jim was killed by a drunk driver after returning home, date not known


Eugene P Shumbris
DOD: 12/09/1969 QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM

CAPT - Army - Reserve
22 year old Married, Caucasian, Male Born on Feb 11, 1947
From BAYSIDE, NEW YORK Length of service 3 years.
His tour of duty began on Jul 11, 1969 Casualty was on Dec 09, 1969
in QUANG NGAI, SOUTH VIETNAM,NON-HOSTILE, HELICOPTER - NONCREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND ,Body was recovered
Religion UNITARIAN UNIVERSAL
Panel 15W - - Line 44


Anthony J Sestito
DOD: 06/05/1969 Vietnam

KIA 5 June 1969
Panel 23W - Line 79
Anthony was not in the 458th, but he was a friend to many of our guys stationed at Qui Nhon 1968 and 1969


Marvin Leon Wyatt
DOD: 06/17/1968 Vietnam

arrived in country 3/20/68 assigned to 458th TC, died 6/17/68
of non-hostile action
Panel 56W
Line 016
information provided by Joe Wright and Larry McCort


Donnie Coleman
DOD: 09/07/1967

1946-1967
Sp4 Coleman was born 7 July,1946
Home of record Albany, GA
Casualty date September 7 1967
Non-Hostile, Accidental Drowning
Panel 26E, Row 22.