23-Dec-03
Mac' Facts No. 1 (The Big Rooms...Camp Unity)
Following the Son Tay Raid on the night of November 20, 1970, the
lives of the POWs were drastically changed. Within three days most
POWs from outlying camps were moved to the Hanoi Hilton to live
in what was soon named Camp UnityÉsince we were at last unified.
350 men had been captured in NVN by that date. Three of those
were foreign nationals (Sirion, Uom, and Nguyen), and one was a
civilian (Keese). Nine americans had been released Early from NVN.
This document tries to account for 337 American POWs, one civilian
and three foreign nationals in NVN as of last week of November 1970.
Rooms 5 & 6 were composed from men moved from other Big Rooms
as well as other camps (like the Zoo). The below lists will account for
the room 5/6 occupants and from which rooms or camps they originated.
Room 6 filled about Dec 26th. Room 5 filled the 1st week of Feb, 1971.
Rooms 5 & 6 are included for historical reference. Note: Rooms
5/6 were occupied by about 200 SVN POWs until the American
NAM-POWs replaced them.
Following are the lineups as of 12-25-1970, for: The Zoo rooms:
Garage, Barn, Pool Hall, and Office. Camp Unity rooms are:
0, 00, 000, 1,2,3,4, and 7. (x) = Zoo men moved to Unity 12-26-70.
Room Last First Comments
The Zoo Barnett Bob Pool Hall
The Zoo Berg Kile Pool Hall
The Zoo Blevins John
The Zoo Byrne Ron Barn x
The Zoo Chauncey Arv Barn x
The Zoo Estes Ed Pool Hall
The Zoo Friese Larry Office x
The Zoo Guideon Will Barn x
The Zoo Hiteschew Jim Barn x
The Zoo Hyatt Leo Pool Hall
The Zoo James Gobel Office x
The Zoo Martin Ed (SRO) Barn x
The Zoo Mehl Jim Pool Hall
The Zoo Nasmyth Spike Barn x
The Zoo O'Dell Don Barn x
The Zoo Osborne Dale Office x
The Zoo Profilet Leo Pool Hall
The Zoo Sawhill Bob Barn x
The Zoo Thorsness Leo
Triple 0 Wilber Gene
Triple 0 Miller Edison
Triple 0 Brown Paul
Triple 0 Schweitzer Bob
Triple 0 Gartley Mark
Triple 0 Ingvalson Roger
Triple 0 Mayhew Bill
Double 0 Black Neil
Double 0 Borling John
Double 0 Brazelton Mike
Double 0 Browning Tom
Double 0 Coffee Jerry
Double 0 Cormier Art
Double 0 Carey Dave
Double 0 Davies Jack
Double 0 Johnson Harry
Double 0 Kiern Pop
Double 0 Lane Mike
Double 0 McDaniel Norm
Double 0 Mecleary Read
Double 0 Monlux Harry
Double 0 Ratzlaff Dick
Double 0 Robinson Bill
Double 0 Sigler Gary
Double 0 Wells Norm
Double 0 Woods Dean
Double 0 (unknown man) No. 20, this room.
"Zero" 0 Flynn John "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Winn Dave "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Gaddis Norm "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Bean Jim "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Nguyen (SVN) "Max" Dat "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Uom (Thai) Chem "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Brace Ernie "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Long Steve "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Stischer Walt "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Bedinger Jim "Rawhide"
"Zero" 0 Harnavee(Thai) Chaicharn "Rawhide"
1 Abbott Joe
1 Alvarez Ev
1 Andrews Tony
1 Barnett Bob
1 Barrett Tom
1 Bell Jim
1 Biss Bob
1 Black Cole
1 Bolstad Dick
1 Bomar Jack
1 Burns Don
1 Burns Doug
1 Burroughs Dave
1 Carpenter Al
1 Cherry Fred
1 Christian Mike
1 Clements Jim
1 Collins Quincy
1 Doss Dale
1 Duart Dave
1 Dutton Dick
1 Fant Bob
1 Fleenor Ken
1 Flescher Bud
1 Hall George
1 Hardman Bill
1 Kerr Mike
1 Hickerson Jim
1 Hoffson Art
1 Hubbard Ed
1 Hughey Ken
1 Hutton Duffy
1 Kopfman Ted
1 Lewis Earl
1 Lilly Bob
1 McDaniel Red ?
1 McDaniel Norm
1 Mehl Jim
1 Merritt Ray
1 Metzger Bill
1 Miller Edwin
1 Mobley Joe
1 Mullen Moon
1 Myers AJ
1 Norrington Giles
1 Pirie Jim
1 Plumb Charlie
1 Rice Chuck
1 Runyan Al
1 Russell Kay
1 Schulz Paul
1 Shanahan Joe
1 Shattuck Lew
1 Shuman Ned
1 Sima Tom
1 Smith Brad
1 Smith Dewey
1 Southwick Ev
1 Spencer Larry
1 Stark Bill
1 Stavast John
1 Sterling Tom
1 Sullivan Dwight
1 Uyeyama Terry
1 Tyler Chuck
1 Van Loan Jack
1 Vogel Dick
1 Vohden Ray SRO
1 Waddell Wayne
1 Waltman Don
1 Young Jim
2 Austin Bill
2 Ballard Ted
2 Baugh Bill
2 Brodak John
2 Brunhaver Skip
2 Buchanan Hubi
2 Butler Phil
2 Campbell Burt
2 Chambers Dennis
2 Cordier Ken
2 Cronin Mike
2 Daigle Glenn
2 Doughty Dan
2 Driscoll Jerry
2 Ford Dave
2 Gerndt Jerry
2 Hall Keith
2 Halyburton Porter
2 Heiliger Don
2 Hess Jay
2 Jones Bob
2 Jones Neal
2 Kari Paul
2 Knutson Rod
2 Lasiter Carl
2 Lengyel Laurie
2 Lockhart Hayden
2 Lurie Al
2 McCuistion Mike
2 McGrath Mike
2 McNish Tom
2 McSwain George
2 Meyer Al Benno
2 Morgan Scotty
2 Moore Denny
2 Myers Glen
2 Naughton Bob
2 Neuens Marty
2 Newcomb Wally
2 Nix Glen
2 Norris Tom
2 Purcell Bob 2nd SRO
2 Purrington Fred
2 Pyle Darrel
2 Sehorn Jim
2 Shankel Bill
2 Singleton Jerry
2 Spoon Don
2 Stier Ted
2 Talley Bunny
2 Terry Ross
2 Trautman Konnie 1st SRO
2 Venanzi Jerry
2 Wheat Dave
2 Williams Irv
2 Wilson Glenn
2 Zuhoski Charlie
3 Alcorn Ray
3 Baker Moe
3 Boyd Chuck
3 Brennemen Dog
3 Bridger Barry
3 Brudno Al
3 Brunstrom Al
3 Butler Bill
3 Carrigan Larry
3 Chesley Larry
3 Clark John
3 Clower Doug SRO
3 Collins Tom
3 Curtis Tom
3 Donald Myron
3 Ellis Lee
3 Fer John
3 Fisher Ken
3 Forby Will
3 Frederick John
3 Gaither Ralph
3 Galanti Paul
3 Glenn Dan
3 Goodermote Wayne
3 Gray Dave
3 Greene Charlie
3 Harris Smitty
3 Hatcher Dave
3 Heilig John
3 Hivner Jim
3 Jayroe Jay
3 Jeffrey Bob
3 Key Denver
3 Madison Tom
3 Mastin Ron
3 McKamey JB
3 Moe Tom
3 Peel Bob
3 Pyle Tom
3 Ray Jim
3 Reynolds Jon
3 Schierman Wes
3 Seeber Bruce
3 Smith Gene
3 Stirm Bob
3 Storey Tom
3 Stutz Leroy
3 Swindle Orson
3 Temperly Russ
3 Thornton Gary
3 Tschudy Bill
3 Warner Jim
4 Abbott Will Looking for 57 names
4 Abbott Bob in Room 4, first night.
4 Barbay Larry
4 Bliss Ron
4 Boyer Terry
4 Berger Jim
4 Burns Mike
4 Chapman Harley
4 Copeland HC
4 Crecca Joe
4 Eastman Len
4 Ellis Jeff
4 Gruters Guy
4 Haines Collie
4 Hall Tom
4 Hill Howie
4 Horinek Ray
4 Hinckley Bruce
4 Jensen Jay
4 Kramer Galand
4 Lebert Ron
4 Luna Dave
4 Marvel Jerry
4 McManus Kevin
4 Means Bill
4 Mechenbier Ed
4 Milligan Joe
4 North Ken
4 Parrott Tom
4 Perkins Glen
4 Peterson Doug
4 Pitchford John
4 Pollack Mel
4 Ringsdorf Ben
4 Rollins Jack
4 Ruhling Mark
4 Sandvick Bob
4 Shively Jim
4 Simonet Ken SRO
4 Smith Wayne
4 Stackhouse Charlie
4 Stafford Al
4 Sullivan Tim
4 Sumpter Tom
4 Tangeman Dick
4 Terrell Dave
4 Tomes Jack
4 Torkelson Loren
4 Waggoner Bob
4 Walker Cliff
4 Wendell John
4 Wideman Bob
4 Woods Brian
5 Abbott Will Rm 4 to 5
5 Bagley Bobby
5 Barrett Tom Rm 1 to 5
5 Black Cole Rm 1 to 5
5 Burer Art
5 Burns Don Rm 1 to 5
5 Burns Doug Rm 1 to 5
5 Burroughs Dave Rm 1 to 5
5 Carpenter Al Rm 1 to 5
5 Duart Dave Rm 1 to 5
5 Ellis Jeff Rm 4 to 5
5 Everson Dave
5 Hall George Rm 1 to 5
5 Hardman Bill Rm 1 to 5
5 Hickerson Jim Rm 1 to 5
5 Hoffson Art
5 Hubbard Ed Rm 1 to 5
5 Kerr Mike Rm 1 to 5
5 Lewis Earl Rm 1 to 5
5 Means Bill Rm 4 to 5
5 Merritt Ray Rm 1 to 5
5 Metzger Bill Rm 1 to 5
5 Mullen Moon Rm 1 to 5
5 Plumb Charlie Rm1 to 5
5 Rehmann Dave
5 Rice Chuck Rm1 to 5
5 Runyan Al SRO Rm 1 to 5
5 Russell Kay Rm 1 to 5
5 Schulz Paul Rm 1 to 5
5 Shattuck Lew Rm 1 to 5
5 Sima Tom Rm 1 to 5
5 Smith Dewey Rm 1 to 5
5 Southwick Ev Rm 1 to 5
5 Stark Bill Rm 1 to 5
5 Sterling Tom Rm 1 to 5
5 Tyler Chuck Rm 1 to 5
5 Van Loan Jack Rm 1 to 5
5 Waddell Wayne Rm 1 to 5
5 Walker Cliff Rm 4 to 5
5 Waltman Don Rm 1 to 5
5 Young Jim Rm 1 to 5
5 Zuhowski Charlie Rm 2 to 5
6 Ballard Ted Rm 2 to 6
6 Berg Kile Pool Hall to 6
6 Blevins John Zoo To 6
6 Bolstad Dick Rm 1 to 6
6 Bomar Jack Rm 1 to 6
6 Burroughs Dave Rm 1 to 6
6 Bridger Barry Rm 3 to 6
6 Burer Art Rm 5 to 6
6 Byrne Ron Original 11 Barn to 6
6 Carrigan Larry Rm 3 To 6
6 Chauncey Arv Original 11 Barn to 6
6 Collins Quincy Rm 1 to 6
6 Davis Ed Garage To 6
6 Doss Dale Rm 1 to 6
6 Dutton Dick Rm 1 to 6
6 Fer John Rm 3 To 6
6 Fleenor Ken Rm 1 to 6
6 Flesher Bud Rm1 to 6
6 Friese Larry Original 11 Garage to 6
6 Gaither Ralph Rm 3 to 6
6 Gideon Will Original 11 Barn to 6
6 Haines Collie Rm 4 to 6
6 Horinek Ray Rm 4 to 6
6 Hinckley Bruce Rm 4 to 6
6 Hiteshew Jim Original 11 Barn to 6
6 Hutton Duffy Rm 1 to 6
6 Hyatt Leo Garage To 6
6 James Gobel Original 11 Garage to 6
6 Knutson Rod Rm 2 to 6
6 Kopfman Ted Rm 1 to 6
6 Lilly Bob Rm 1To 6
6 Martin Ed (SRO) Original 11 Barn to 6
6 Nasymth Spike Original 11 Barn to 6
6 McDaniel Red Rm 1 to 6
6 McNish Tom Rm 2 to 6
6 McSwain George Rm 2 to 6
6 North Ken Rm 4 to 6
6 O'Dell Don Original 11 Barn to 6
6 Osborne Dale Original 11 Garage to 6
6 Pollard Ben Rm 7 to 6
6 Rehmann Dave Rm 5 to 6
6 Ruhling Mark Rm 4 to 6
6 Sawhill Bob Original 11 Barn to 6
6 Schierman Wes Rm 3 to 6
6 Shuman Ned 2nd SRO Rm 1 to 6
6 Singleton Jerry Rm 2 to 6
6 Stirm Bob Rm 3 To 6
6 Stutz Leroy Rm 3 to 6
6 Sullivan Dwight Rm 1 to 6
6 Swindle Orson Rm 3 to 6
6 Tanner Nels Rm 7 to 6
6 Thorsness Leo Zoo to 6
6 Trautman Konnie Rm 2 to 6
6 Warner Jim Rm 3 to 6
6 Wilson Glenn Rm 2 to 6
6 Woods Brian Rm 4 To 6
7 Anderson Gary See Mac's Facts 45
7 Brady Al This is an accurate list.
7 Coker George
7 Coskey Ken
7 Craner Bob
7 Crayton Render
7 Crow Fred
7 Crumpler Carl
7 Daniels Verlyne
7 Daughtrey Norlan
7 Day Bud
7 Denton Jerry
7 Doremus Rob
7 Dramesi John
7 Dunn Howie
7 Fellowes Jack
7 Finlay Jack
7 Franke Bill
7 Fuller By
7 Gillespie Chuck
7 Guarino Larry
7 Gutterson Laird
7 Hughes Jim
7 James Charlie
7 Jenkins Harry
7 Johnson Sam
7 Kasler Jim
7 Kirk Tom
7 Lamar Jim
7 Larson Swede
7 Lawrence Bill
7 Ligon Vern
7 McCain John
7 McKnight George
7 Moore Mel
7 Mulligan Jim
7 Pollard Ben
7 Risner Robbie
7 Rivers Wendy
7 Rutledge Howie
7 Schoeffel Pete
7 Shumaker Bob
7 Stockdale  Jim SRO
7 Stockman Hervey
7 Stratton Dick
7 Tanner Nels
7 Webb Ron
Total this document (excluding 5 & 6): 331 Americans, 3 fornats.
Looking for: 6 more Americans, one civilian, one fornat