River Raiders Of The Past
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HOT HOT HOT 17 April 2009, I received an e-mail from Thom Kirkpatrick last week about there being a 1097th Reunion this coming October. After a few e-mails with John Crenshaw I have the basic details, 9-12 October 2009, Columbus Day Weekend in the Ft Eustis/Newport News area. I am planning on attending and would like to make a humble request, if anyone has any scanned copies of their pics from any era of the 1097th and would like to share them please give them to me and I will add them on the page. The longer I keep this page going them more I want it to by OUR page and not MY page. I will update with more details as I get them.

Something else that's been on my mind for a few years, contact information on the Raiders of the Past list. For a long time I have wanted to include contact information for those that wanted their contact information listed. Once down side to this is people who you don't want to have your contact information have a way to get it and pester you. The decision is 100% yours. If you want your e-mail or snail mail address listed under your profile in theRaiders of the Past let me know stating this and I will post as you desire. I would also like an updated profile if you so desire so I can also update this at the same time. If you want this contact either of us E-mail Sean or E-mail Tom

If your name is on this list than more than likely you know where you have been and what you did in Panama and what you are doing now. I am finally finished with all of the Bios. If you want to add anything to your Bio e-mail
Me! If your name should be on this list, or know of others that should be on this list send me an E-mail!Please include the name, nickname and the approximate or exact dates. Also if I forgot your name on this list don’t take any offence by this, almost all of the names of the 1990s were taken from memory. Please remember that after over six years and about 500 different faces it is sometimes difficult to remember.



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Salyer (first name unknown) CW4, early 1990s
Salyer, Unk, CW4. He was an old salty dog reservist who I think brought the 2000 down with CW4 Peterson. I sailed with him at FEVA on a 100' tug for awhile. Information is as of 20 Oct 2006.

Wade Sapp, late 1982 - early 1986
From his own hand, "My name is Wade Sapp Iwas a member of the company from late 82 to early 86 a 61 Bravo who landed in the arms room till I PCS from 78 to 82 I was with 231st Med Boat 86 to 89 was with 3rd Cav then the 2/20 would be great if you could find more old timers was that pirate was drawn by William fish?" Updated 20 Oct 2006.

James "Buzz" Sawyers, 1994 - 1995
Buzz reclassed from 88M, Truck Driver, to 88K, Wtercraft Operator, in early 89. He was my class leader while I was going through AIT. After AIT he was assigned to the 309th Trans Co, with me, until late 94 when he joined the 1097th. He was assigned to the Medium Boat Platoon as the Platoon Sergeant. I think he also did a stint in HQ Platoon, but I can’t remember. Buzz assisted in the move to the Pac Side. He left Panama in late 95. He was assigned somewhere at Eustis. He got out of the Army in the Late 90s. His son joined the Army and is assigned to the 1098th Trans Co at Eustis. He has quite a bit to live up to because he is Buzz's son. Buzz is living in West Virginia now and driving Trucks for a living. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Edward "Woody" Sanders, 1993 - 1996
Woody joined the 1097th in early 93. He was assigned as the Mate on one of the LCU 1600s. He got married to a woman from Chitre, Dalia. Dalia was the former wife of one of Noriega's advisors. When Just Cause happened she never saw her husband again. Woody retired from the Army in late 96. He returned to the States. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Patrick Scaggs Provost. 1976 - 1977
"I was part Cpt.John Cartwrights company at Fort useless. We moved to Panama around 1976? I think we started the whole river raiders thing. We got our own black caps and patches. We were one wild bunch. I joined the army to get away from my wicked ways. WRONG! I then decided to go with the flow. And flow it did. My memory is pretty much shot but after checking out this web site the old memory banks kicked in a little. There are so many names in here of people I had totaly forgotten. Great people, awesome people, people who loved to have a good time no matter who we worked for. I hung out mostly with Mike (Chino)Giachino, meleeto,Omaha? Then my brain goes fuzzy. I did notice a few missing names like Keith Morrison, Denise Ryan, Finney(Guam). Away for all thoughs who might have said I wonder what ever happened to scaggs, he did finaly get his life in some sort of order. I am Married (2nd) and we have 4 kids. Unfortuneatly father time keeps rollin along and we are now empty nesters. I never did climb that corpporate ladder, I work off it. I'm a carpenter. My wife (Jan) is an RN so together we do alright. Lots of bills but who dos'nt. I would love to here from anyone that was in my company down there (1976-77). You can post this for all to see I guess. Thanx for sharrin
SCAGGS" Updated 20 Oct 2006

Kenneth Scales, mid 1980s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Martin H. T. Schadeburg, Feb 1968 – Feb 1969, Nov 1978 – Nov 1981<br> Martin sent me an e-mail with a few names on it a few months ago and I am finally getting down to adding them to the list. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 May 2001.

 

Charles Schellenger, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Dan Schepers, late 70s – early 80s, early 1990s
Dan went to Panama as an enlisted man on the first tour and returned for the second tour as a CW2. Schepers, Dan CW2. Chief of one of the 1600, maybe 68 before Mr. Lucic. Information is as of 20 October 2006.

Todd Schepis, early 1990s, mid - late 1990s
Todd Schepis joined the 1097th in the early 90s right out of AIT. He was assigned to the LCU 1600s as a Seaman. He left Panama in late 93 or early 94 to be assigned to Eustis. He returned to the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned to Maintenance Platoon. He left Panama in late 98 or early 99. I think he was assigned to Eustis, but I don't actually remember seeing him in the past year. PV2/PFC married one of the new cooks from the mess hall. I think they had one baby while in Panama. Information is as of 20 October 2006.

John Schmitt, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Schmitz (first name unknown, male), mid 1990s
Schmitz joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as the Chief Engineer of the LCM 8501. He was Lovo Frio's Engineer the day we got our LCM's broached on Pina Beach. Since we had left at 4:45am on a Staurday morning and we were planning on being back by 8:00am at the latest, he did not lock his door to his room in the Bldg 30 barracks. After being out at Pina all day and the entire night, when the CO finally decided to grace us with his presence he did an inspection of the barracks. He found Schmitz's stun gun and freaked out. He gave Schmitz a thorough butt chewing. Everyone got one also because we had left the barracks at 4:45am on a Saturday morning without cleaning them first, go figure. Schmitz left Panama in the mid 90s. He is currently assigned to the 8th Trans Co at Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Schoenhols (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
Schoenhols joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Chief Engineer of the LCU 2017. He left Panama in the early 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Larry Schrage, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jeanie Schroder, late 1990s
Jeanie Schroder joined the 1097th in the late 90s. She was assigned to one of the LCU 2000s. She left Panama in late 98 or early 99. She is currently assigned somewhere at Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jim "Jaime" Schuler, early - mid 1990s
Jaime joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Mate on one of the Heavy Boatsa. Later he was assigned at the Ops NCOIC. He retired from the Army in the mid 90s. I can't remember if he returned to the States, but he is currently living in Panama. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Ed Schwaigert, 1994 - 1996
Ed Schwaigert joined the 1097th in late 94. He was assigned to Medium Boat Platoon.He had prevoiusly been in the Infantry until he came to his senses and became a Mariner. He left Panama in late 96. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Schwartz (first name unknown, male), mid 1990s
Schwartz joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned to the Commo Shop. He left the Company when the Commo Shop was closed. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Noah "The Schwartz" (from Spaceballs) Schwartz, 1997 - 1998
The Schwartz joined the 1097th in 1997. He was assigned as the Seaman on the LCM 8519. He went surfing nearly every afternoon while he was living at Sherman in Medium Boat. He left Panama in late 98. He is assigned somewhere at Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Gary Scoggins, 1968
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Paul Score, 1993 - 1995
Paul Score joined the 1097th in 1993. He was assigned as the Mess Sergeant, politically correct, the Dining Facility Manager. He was never unwilling to get some food for the LCM crews to take on long mission regardless of the time of day. He left Panama in 1995. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Davis Scott, mid 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

William "Schrooge" Screws, mid 1990s
Schrooge joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as the Chief Engineer of the LCM 8519. Later he was assigned to the night shift in Ops. He got out of the Army in the mid 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Duane Seals, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Seay (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
Seay joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Training NCOIC and also as the NBC NCOIC. He left Panama in the early 90s. I think he got stationed at Eustis for a few years. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jacob Seel, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Howard Seibel, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Scott Selmeki, mid - late 1990s
Scott Selmecki joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as the Platoon Leader of Medium Boat. Right after he took over as the PL the LCM 8501 lost it's ramp off of Shelter Point. He almost had a cow. I reasured him by saying that it was Medium Boat tradition for things to go wrong at first and that if he didn't get relieved for this he never would get relieved. After about a week of problems trying to locate the ramp the ramp was finally recovered. He actually said, "I'm not going to get relieved." He was later reassigned as the XO. He got out of the Army after he left the 1097th. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Phillip Senechal, late 1980s - early 1990s
Phillip Senechal joined the 1097th in the late 80s. He was assigned as the OC and was in this position during Just Cause. He left the 1097th in the early 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Sessions (first name unknown, gender unknown), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

John Shaddock, mid 1990s
John Shaddock joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as the Coxswain of the J-3795. While in this position he did most of the woodwork for the teak decks and the interior of the boat. Later he served as the Medium Boat Platoon Sergeant. Still later he worked in Ops and also as the Mate of one of the LCU 2000s. He left Panama in the mid 90s to be assigned at Eustis. I saw him about 6 months ago but did not find out where he was assigned. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Kennith Shafer, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

John Shafer, late 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Brian Shay, mid - late 1990s
Brian Shay joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as the Assistant Coxswain of the LCM 8504. He left the 1097th in the late 90s to be reassigned to Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jason Shea, early - mid 1990s
Jason Shea joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as an Engineer on one of the LCU 1600s. He got out of the Army right before the move to the Pac Side. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Arthur Sherette, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Robert Sheridan, 1967
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Sherman (first name unknown, male), late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Carlton Shillingburg, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Lee Shock, Late 1970s
I have no further information as of 4 March 2007.

Debra Shreve, late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Sigmon (first name unknown, gender unknown), mid 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Richard Simmons, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Harry Simpson, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Kevin Simpson, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Skaggs, Gender unknown, Late 1970s
I have no further information as of 4 March 2007.

Harry Slater, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jim "Jack" Slayter, early 1990s - 1995, 1996
Jack Slayter joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned to the A Shop. He assisted in the move to the Pac Side but got a compassionate reassignement shortly after. He returned to the States in late 95, but the powers that be decided that he was not elligible for a compassionate and returned him to Panama about 6 months after he left Panama to serve the remaining 3 months of his tour left in Panama. He got out of the Army from Panama in mid 96. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Smikal (first name unknown, male), late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Clement Smith, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Dave Smith, mid 1980s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Gary Smith, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Norman "Smitty" Smith, late 1980s - early 1990s
Smitty joined the 1097th in the late 80s. He was present during Just Cause. He left the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned to the 309th Trans Co at Story. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Roy Smith, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

S. Smith (first name unknown, gender unknown), late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Terlazzo Smith, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

David Solgan, early 1990s
Plt. Sgt of Maint Plt. He PCSd back to FEVA. Havent heard of him since 96.Information is as of 20 October 2006.

Eric Sorenson, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Josepf Spelichal, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Sprague (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Spranger (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Edwin Springsteen, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Herbert Sprouse, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Vernon Stallings, 1994 - 1995
Vernon Stallings joined the 1097th in late 94. He was a Crane Operator and was assigned to the Motor Pool. He assisted in the Move to the Pacific Side in 95. Shortly after the move he began to have some medical problems. He was admitted to the hospital and died a few days later of Double Pneumonia. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Geoffrey Staples, early - mid 1990s
Geoffrey Staples joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Chief Engineer of the LCM 8502. Later he was assigned and the Platoon Maintenamce Rep. He left Panama right before the move. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Lester Stasi, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

James Stenski, early 1990s
James Stenski joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Ace on one of the LCU 1600s. He left Panama in the mid 90s shortly before the move. He returned to Eustis and went to Warrant Officer School. He is now a CW2 in the 73rd Trans Co at Eustis. I think he was a Navy nuc sub engineer before joining the army. Information is as of 20 October 2006.

Roger Stephens, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jerome Stimley, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Boyd Stout, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Alvin Stovern, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Straw (first name unknown, gender unknown), mid 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Fred Stroker, 1995 - 1996
Fred Stroker joined the 1097th in mid 95. He took over the Company from Marshall Guiterrez as the CO. He left Panama in late 96. He is currently assigned to a reserve unit in Alabama. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Alonzo Strong, 1969

Stroop, ???
Stroop was the 1SG in either the late 70s or the early 80s. I have no further information. Information as of 8 June 2000.<BR>
William Stuart, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Brent Stubbs, early 1990s
Brent Stubbs joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as a Vessel Master on one of the LCUs. He left Panama in the early 90s. He was assigned at Eustis. He worked at T-School until late 99 or early 2000 when he became the Vessel Master of the LSV-6. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Stephen Studer, mid 1980s
Stephen Studer joined the 1097th in the mid 80s. He was one of the people on the LCM 8504 who was involved in the Soviet Vessel Incident. He left the 1097th in the mid 80s. He is assigned somewhere at Eustis.

From and e-mail he sent me: Retired 2005 with 23 years.

UPDATE: He is working at FEVA at Harbormaster as a civilian now. Information is as of 20 October 2006.

Sullivan (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
SFC Plt Sgt of first platoon if I remember correctly. He drove a old maroon Ford something or another. Information is as of 20 October 2006.

Bob Sullivan, late 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Tim Sullivan, late 1980s - early 1990s
Tim Sullivan joined the 1097th in the late 80s. He was assigned to an LCM, but I don't know which one. He fell overboard while the LCM was underway and he ended up turning his BDU bottoms into a life preserver that kept him afloat until he was rescued. I don't know how long he was actually in the water, but if I was in that situation making my BDU bottoms into a life preserver would not be the first thing that I would do unless I believed that I would not be rescued immediately. Tim left the 1097th in the early 90s to be assigned to the 331st Trans Co (ACV) at Story. He got out of the Army in 91 or 92. Tim E-mailed me a few months ago. He is out of the Army and he lost his wife, my condolences. I am in the process of sending his detailed blue prints of LCM’s so he can make models and sell them. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Charles Sumfleet, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Samuel Sunderland, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Shirley Surface, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Elmer Swarr, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Brian Sweeney, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

 

Sweet, ????<br>One of the company 1SG’s shortly after the move, was a leg. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 May 2001.




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Michael Tank, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Billy "Chino" Tao, early 1990s
Chino joined the 1097th right out of AIT. Her was assigned to one of the LCMs. He left Panama in the early 90s and was assigned to the 309th Trans Co at Story. He got out of the Army in 93 or 94. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Tayloe (first name unknown, male) mid 1990s
Tayloe joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as the Vessel Master of the LCU 1668. He left Panama in the mid 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Taylor (rirst name unknown, gender unknown), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Taylor (first name unknown, male), mid 1990s
Taylor joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as the R & U person. He had been stationed in the Engineer Company in the 1/508th but came to the 1097th when the 1/508th was deactivated. He left the 1097th for another unit in Panama. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jeffery Taylor, mid 1980s
This might be "Wind Blow" Taylor from the early 80s. Tall skinny black 88K. The same time as SGT La Force. Information is as of 20 October 2006.

Charles "Chucky" Tait, early 1990s, 1995 - 1999
Chucky joined the 1097th right out of AIT in the early 90s. He was assigned to one of the LCMs. He left Panama in the early 90s and was assigned to Eustis. He returned to Panama in late 95. He was assigned as the Coxswain of the LCM 8519. Later he was moved to Operations and still later he became to Boswain of one of the LCU 2000s. He left Panama in mid 99 and was reassigned to Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jeffery Terrien, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Tetterton (first name unknown, male), early - mid 1990s
Tetterton joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned to the Motor Pool. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Thomas Tharp, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Johnny Thomas, early - mid 1990s
Johnny Thomas joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Chief Engineer of the LCM 8502. He got out of the Army in the mid 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Richard Thomas, mid 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

William Thomas, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Thompson (first name unknown, gender unknown), late 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Donald Thompson, mid 1990s
Donald Thompson joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned to one of the LCUs. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jerry Thompson, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jay Thrower, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Darrel Tibbits, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Beau Timberlakes, mid 1980s
He was the CO of 1097th during the mid 80s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Anita Tipgar, late 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Tomazewski, Gender Unknown, Late 1970s
I have no further information as of 4 March 2007.

Tompkins (first name unknown, male), early - mid 1990s
Tompkins joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned first as the Assistant Coxswain of the LCM 8502 then later as the Coxswain of the 02. He left Panama in the mid 90s. He was reassigned to Eustis and later became a recruiter where he is now. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Don Topping, early - mid 1990s
Don Topping joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Vessel Master of one of the LCU 1600s. Later he was assigned as the Vessel Master of the LCU 2018. He left Panama in the mid 90s. He was assigned to Eustis. He is currently assigned to the 8th Trans Brigade. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Torres (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

"Eddie, the Vato Loco" Torres, (first name unknown, male), mid 1990s
Eddie, the Vato Loco joined the 1097th right out of AIT in the mid 90s. He was assigned as an Engineer in the Meduim Boat Platoon. On his first ever real mission he got seasick and really found out that not everyone is a Salty Sailor. The only thing that was good about this was that he didn't feel as back the the Rangers who were riding in the LCM that day. He left Panama in the mid 90s. He was assigned to Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Russell Trogden, 1981 - 1983, early 1990s
Russell Trogden joined the 1097th in 1981. He left Panama in 1983. He went to Warrant Officer School in the mid 80s and was assigned to the 309th Trans Co right out of School. He returned to Panama in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Chief Engineer of one of the LCUs then later as the Maintenance Officer. He left Panama in the early 90s. He was assigned to Eustis. He is currently assigned to the 8th Trans Brigade at Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jennifer Trosboch, 1996 - 1999
Jennifer Trosboch joined the 1097th in 1996. She was assigned as the Maintenance Officer. She left Panama in mid 99. She is currently assigned to the 7th Trans Group. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Tucker (first name unknown, male), mid 1990s
Tucker joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as a Seaman on one of the LCMs. He got out of the Army in the mid 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Judy Turnbull, 1982 - 1984
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Tanya Turner, early 1990s
Tanya Turner joined the 1097th in the early 90s. I think that she was a Mariner, but during the time I knew her she was assigned to the Training Office. She left Panama in the early 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Paul Tuttle, 1996 - 1997
Paul Tuttle joined the 1097th in 1996. He was assigned as the R & U person. He was later reassigned to another unit in Panama. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Tyson (first name unknown, gender unknown), mid 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Tyson (first name unknown, gender unknown), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.




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Charles Umfleet, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Raymond Unangst, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Larry Urban, mid 1980s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.




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Ruth Vansteenwyck, mid 1990s
Ruth Vansteenwyck joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. She was assigned as the Chief Engineer on one of the LCUs. She left Panama in the mid 90s. She is currently assigned to the 24th Trans Battalion at Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Charles Vargas, mid 1993
Charles Vargas joined the 1097th in mid 93. He was assigned as one of the Platoon Leaders. He left the 1097th later that same year. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Andrea Varsi, mid 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Ruben Vasquez, mid 1990s
Ruben Vasquez joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as an Engineer on one of the Heavy Boats. He got out of the Army in the mid 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Vaughter (first name unknown, gender unknown), late 1980s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Robert Villa Lobos, early - 1995
Robert Villa Lobos joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Medium Boat Platoon Leader. He is the one who masterminded the acquisition of the J-3795 from Stockton, Ca. Later he was assigned as the XO. He left the 1097th in mid 1995. He was the Commanding Officer of the 329th Trans Co until a few months ago. He is currently assgned to the 7th Trans Group at Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.




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Thomas Wade, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Douglas Walker, mid 1980s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Greg Walker, late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jade Walker, late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Wade Walker, late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Dave Wall, early 1990s
Dave Wall joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Coxswain of the LCM 8502. Later he was assigned as the very first Coxswain of the J-3795. He left Panama in the early 90s to be assigned to Eustis. He is currently in one of the Tug Boat Companies. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Don "Bee Bop" Walters, 1988 - 1993
Bee Bop joined the Army in 1978. He spent he first few years in the Combat Arms field until he realized his true calling, Mariner. He reclassed and was assigned to Story until he came on order to Panama.

He joined the 1097th in 1988. He was assigned as Coxswain on the LCM 8509. He was present during Just Cause and there are some of his clippings on tis time frame in the unit elsewhere on the site. After the unit became Composite Boat he was assigned as a Mate on one of the LCU 2000s. Later he became the Heavy Boat Platoon Sergeant. Every morning when he was walking out to PT Formation he would always address his Platoon as, "Heavy Cream."

Bee Bop was forced out of Panama in late 93. He was assigned to T-School at Eustis. In early 96 he was assigned to the NCO Academy where he stayed until this day. As of today he has retired from the Army. He should be on the road to Ohio right now or he isd already there. He is going to get he Coast Guard Mate Liscense in the next few weeks and has a Job working on a commercial vessel out of Miami that starts in October and ends in April. Happy Trails Bee Bop. You're good people. I have no further information.

I stopped by Guch's house this evening to see Bee Bop. He's making his trip to Florida for his winter job. He spends his summers in Ohio and his winters in Florida. Not a bad racket if you ask me. Never really experiences the cold anymore. He'll be back in April timeframe on his way back to Ohio and more than likely will stop for a weekend at Guch's house. Information is as of 13 November 2005.

Jim Walters, Late 1970s
I have no further information as of 4 March 2007.

Brian Walton, early - 1996
Brian Walton joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as an Engineer on one of the LCU 1600s. Later he was assigned to the Orderly Room. He got out of the Army in late 96. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Gregory Walts, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Thomas Walts, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

John Warnik, 1968
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Johnny Warren, early 1990s, mid 1990s
Johnny Warren joined the 1097th right after Just Cause. He left Panama in the early 90s to be assigned to Eustis. He returned to Panama in the mid 90s. He was assigned as a Seaman on one of the LCU 1600s. He got out of the Army in the mid 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Chris Watkins, early - mid 1990s
Chris Watkins joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was a Welder but he was assigned to Training. He got out of the Army right after the Move to the Pac Side. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Ronald Watkins, mid 1990s
Ronald Watkins joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as the Operations NCOIC. Later he was assigned as the Medium Boat Platoon Sergeant. He left Panama in the mid 90s to be assigned at Eustis. He just graduated from ANCOC this past Spring. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Frank Weaver, late 1980s, mid 1990s
Frank Weaver joined the 1097th in the late 80s. I don't know anything about this tour except that he was in the Company. He returned to the States and was assigned to Eustis. He rejoined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as the Boswain on the LCU 2017. He returned to the states in the mid 90s. He is currently working at the NCO Academy. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Webb (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Timothy Weeks, mid 1990s
Timothy Weeks joined the Army in the early 90s. He was assigned to the 309th Trans Co at Story right out of AIT. He joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as a Seaman on one of the LCUs. He got married and returned the the States in the mid 90s. He is assigned to Eustis now. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jerome "Jerry" Weigal, early 1990s
Jerry joined the Army in the mid 80s. He was assigned to the 309th Trans Co out of AIT. He joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned to the A-Shop. He left Panama in the early 90s. He was assigned to Eustis. Currently he is assigned to T-School. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Bruce Welch, 1993 - 1996
Bruce Welch joined the Army in the early 90s. He was assigned to the 309th Trans Co out od AIT. He joined the 1097th in early 93. He was assigned as the Chief Engineer of the LCM 8503 then later as the Medium Boat Platoon Mainenance Rep. He returned to the Stated in early 96 to be assigned to Eustis. He was working as the 10th Battalion Training NCO until he got out of the Army in 98. I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Jeff Weseman, 1986 - 1989
From Jeff's own hand:
I was in Panama 1986-1989 I was a engineer on 8508 with Doug White as my coxswain (?) I also worked under Johnny Khan - chief engineer

Lt. Susan Rife & Lt Matt Dansbury were the minor players of the company and I believe Beau Timberlake was the commander.

I had ssg Greg Patriquinn as platoon leader., I was the engineer on 8504 on the fateful day on the chagres river when the engineer room caught fire & we had to wait 3 hours for additional support to lock down and get us. I unfortunately hurt myself at Ft Sheridan & spent 4months at Walter Reed and after returning it was decided that I had to stay off the boats

So as I awaited my medical discharge I became the company photograoher and I wrote a article in the army paper for medready IX (maybe off)

The 1097th to me was a amazing adventure & I loved and treasured everything that had happened & all the great soldiers I met

Best regards, Jeff Weseman
I have no further information as of 4 March 2007.

Mike West, mid - late 1980s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Charles “Chuck” West, Mar 86 to Mar 89
From an e-mail he sent me yesterday:
Went down as SGT and made SSG a couple of months later. Worked a couple of LCMs in 1st PLT, hung out in Colon (when we weren’t at LZ Slide, Sherman, or “Hole in the Wall”, 2nd Platoon Sergeant for about a year, and of course OPNs when I got six months short, went to “PanaJungla” and met Noriega at the graduation. He’s even shorter than I am!
Chuck
I have not further information. Information is as of 21 June 2005

White (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Dawone White, mid 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 5 July 2000.

Douglas White, mid 1980s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

James White, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Richard White, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Sydney White, early - mid 1990s
Sydney White joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Assistant Coxswain of the LCM 8582. He was later assigned to the night shift in Ops. He got out of the Army in the mid 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Whitfield (first name unknown, female), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Carlos Whitley, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Richard Whitman, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Whitmill (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
Whitmill joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned to the Motor Pool. He left the 1097th in the early 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Whitmore (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Bill Whitmore, mid 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

James Wiant, early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Mike Wichterman, 1995 - 1996
Mike Wichterman joined the 1097th in 1995. He was assigned as the Vessel Master of the LCU 2017. He lived out out the Substandard housing on Cocoli. That place was a dump, not due to anything that he had done. I sailed tens of thousands of miles with him and learned a lot. He left Panama in 1996. He was origionally going to be taking a Staff Job at some landlocked post but got his orders changed to become the Vessel Master of the LSV-6. He is currently assigned as the Harbormaster of Story, I think. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Gloria "Giggles" Wiekers, mid 1990s
Giggles went through K20 school in late 1995 with me. She got her nickname because she was always giggling at everything good and bad. She joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. SHe was assigned to one of the LCUs. She left Panama in the mid 90s to be reassigned to one of the Tug Boat Companies at Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Jared Wieman, late 1980s - early 1990s
Jared Wieman joined the 1097th in the late 809s right out of AIT. He was present during Just Cause. He left Panama in the early 90s. He was assigned to the 309th Trans Co. He got out of the Army in the early 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Gary Wilde, about 1968
Gary Wilde was one of the COs in the Company during the Vietnam War. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

James Wiley, late 1990s - 1999
James Wiley joined the 1097th in the late 90s. He was assigned as the Platoon Leader of Medium Boat. He left the 1097th in 1999 to be assigned to Ft Lewis, Wa. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Willard (first name unknown, male), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Kirk Willard, Late 1970s
Could be the Willard above but I don't know. I have no further information as of 4 March 2007.

Calvin Williams, late 1980s early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Chuck Williams, mid 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Nathan Williams, 1968
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Jerome Williamson, early 1990s
Jerome Williamson joined the Army in the early 90s. He was originally in the Reserves but went Active in 91 or 92. He joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as a Seaman on one of the LCUs. He left Panama in the early 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

John Willson, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

A. Wilson (first name unknown, gender unknown), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Kenneth Wilson, mid 1990s
Kenneth Wilson joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. He was assigned as a Seaman on one of the LCMs. He left Panama in the mid 90s. He is currently assigned to Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Matt Wilson, 1994 - 1996
Matt Wilson joined the 1097th in 1994 right out of AIT. He was assigned as an Engineer on the LCM 8502. He left Panama in 1996. I don't rmemeber if he got out or was assigned to Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Tom Wilson, early 1990s
There was a Tom Wilson in the unit. Early 90s. 88k. He married a tiny little Spanish girl from the Maint Plt. We called him "Big Wil" and her "Little Wil". They had a baby there or shortly after. SSG Walters should have more info on this. Information is as of 20 October 2006.

Winn, early 90s
Winn joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the ACE on one of the LCUs. He left Panama in the early 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Robin Wintermeyer, early 1990s
Robin Wintermeyer joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the ACE on one of the LCUs. He left the 1097th in the early 90s. He got out of the Army and is living in Arizona or New Mexico. From his own hand (edited because most of the info was updates for other former Raider bios, "Sir,
I just finished reading all of the role that is listed on you way cool site. I have a few thoughts and names that you might be able to use. These are from the bilge of my brain so no guarantees on them. But I am better than 85% sure on them.

That’s all I have from the murky bilge of my brain for now. This is a way cool web site.

In case you are having a hard time placing me, my (former) wife Lori Wintermeyer taught aerobics for PT. Also at Gulick gym for the PCC people.
Keep up the great work,
SSGW4069
Wintermeyer, Robin
PS. On my Bio you have me as being from AZ or NM. NM is correct. In Aug 06 I moved to Portland, OR for work. I just graduated, Jul 06, with my BS in Radiographic Technologies. Took me 20 years, put my GI benefits paid off." Information is as of 20 October 2006.

Willie Wise, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Henry "Wondo" Wondolowski, mid 1970s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Woodcock (first name unknown, male), late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

William Wood, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Lakecia Woods, 1996 - 1999
Lakecia Woods joined the 1097th in 1996. She was assigned to Maintenance Platoon working in PLL. She left the 1097th in mid 1999. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Thomas Woods, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Wilbur "Woody" Woods, early - mid 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Robert Woolems, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Ernest Worm, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Wren, late 1980s
Wren joined the 1097th in the late 80s. He was assigned as the First Sergeant. He left the 1097th in the late 80s. He was assigned as the 11th Battalion Sergeant Major in the early 90s. He retired from the Army and is living in one of the Carolinas. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Charles Wright, 1968
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Craig Wright, 1994 - 1996
Craig Wright joined the 1097th right out of AIT. He was assigned as an Engineer on one of the LCMs. He left Panama in 1996. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Jay Wright, early - mid 1990s
Jay Wright joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the CO's Driver. I never figured out how the CO could handle riding with Jay behind the wheel, even the Panamanian buses would get out of his way. Jayu was also assigned as a Lifeguard for the weekly Drownproofing classes. He left Panama in the mid 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Von Wuori, 1995 - 1999
Von Wuori joined the 1097th in 1995. She was assigned to the Orderly Room. Later she was assigned to the LCU 2017 and later she returned to the Orderly Room. She left Panama in 1999. She was assigned to the Harbormaster Tower at Eustis. She just recently got married to former Raider Paul Ferreira. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Wyrick (first name unknown, male), late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Peter Wyskoczka, 1969
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.




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Y
William Yongue, 1967
William Yongue joined the 1097th in 1967 in Vietnam. He was a Platoon Leader of one of the Platoons. He was killed while attempting to free some line that had fouled the screws on one of the LCMs. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Young (first name unknown, gender unknown), early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Stephanie Young, mid 1990s - 1999
Stephanie Young joined the 1097th in the mid 90s. She was assigned to Heavy Boat Platoon. She was later transferred to be the Coxswain of ther LCM 8504. Again Later she also took on the additional duty of being the Platoon Sergeant as well. She laft Panama in May of 99. She is currently assigned to T-School at Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.




Z
Chuck Zabonik, late 1980s - early 1990s
I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Richard Zamm, Late 1970s I have no further information as of 4 March 2007.

Chuck Zastro, early 1990s
Chuck Zastro joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned to one of the LCUs. He left Panama in the early 90s to be assigned to Eustis where he is to this day. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Kim Zens, early 1990s
Kim Zens joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the Ace on one of the LCU 1600s. He left Panama in the early 90s to be assigned at Eustis. He is currently assigned to the Harbormaster Tower at Eustis. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.

Richard Zimmerman, early 1990s
Richard Zimmerman joined the 1097th in the early 90s. He was assigned as the First Sergeant. He retired from the Army in the early 90s. I have no further information. Information is as of 7 July 2000.







HOT HOT HOT 17 April 2009, I received an e-mail from Thom Kirkpatrick last week about there being a 1097th Reunion this coming October. After a few e-mails with John Crenshaw I have the basic details, 9-12 October 2009, Columbus Day Weekend in the Ft Eustis/Newport News area. I am planning on attending and would like to make a humble request, if anyone has any scanned copies of their pics from any era of the 1097th and would like to share them please give them to me and I will add them on the page. The longer I keep this page going them more I want it to by OUR page and not MY page. I will update with more details as I get them.

Something else that's been on my mind for a few years, contact information on the Raiders of the Past list. For a long time I have wanted to include contact information for those that wanted their contact information listed. Once down side to this is people who you don't want to have your contact information have a way to get it and pester you. The decision is 100% yours. If you want your e-mail or snail mail address listed under your profile in theRaiders of the Past let me know stating this and I will post as you desire. I would also like an updated profile if you so desire so I can also update this at the same time. It you want this please E-mail me.



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