I am a volunteer Vietnam Veteran Locator. I have accounted for over 1000 men who served in the Americal Division in the 1/20 A, B, C and D, 4/21 B and C and some in the Recon, 1/52 of the 198th, some in the 1/3, Battery A and B of the 6/11. I noticed that you are looking for men in the Alpha Co.
I found this part of the 4/3 Alpha Co on the 11th Brigade website. I have located some men for Peter Dempsey via a man who was looking for his best friend who served with Peter and several others in 1968 period. Will Austin contacted me and I located 5 of his friends who served the 4th platoon in 1970-71.
In the past I have been able to locate a large number (several hundred) and they have had some wonderful reunions--4/21 Bravo, 4/21 Charley, 1/20 Alpha, 1/20 Bravo, and 1/20 Charlie, 6/11 A Battery.
If you would like for me to help your group to find men I would be happy to do so. I need a list of as much of their formal name and if you know where they are from. Also years served and age if you can estimate.
This is a history of how I got started doing this.
I am not a member of the group nor am I kin to anyone in 4/21. I am a 72 year old retired school teacher from Houston TX. I have been locating Vietnam Veterans for 5 years in March. Before that I didn't really know men who had served in Vietnam or at least we never discussed it. I dabbled in locating people prior to 2003 for alumni groups from different high schools and colleges, but I mainly did research for people on the internet. In 1999, I updated my husband's West Point Roster for their 45th reunion in 2000 (you can see that we are older than you all). One of those guys told a widow of the Company Commander for the Alpha Co 1/20 about me and she asked if I could help her find 2 men for a reunion in 2004. I started with the 1/20 Alpha Co locating 2 people for her and ended up locating over 100 for the Co. And now 1000+ guys later from 5 or 6 different groups, here we are. After attending Alpha's reunion in Reno in 2004, I decided that this is something that I could do to spread joy unspeakable. When I saw the men see each other for the first time in over 35 years and the look on their faces said it all. It was indescribable. I made a decision to keep on locating the Veterans. I became apart of the 4/21 when I located Bob Nilo for Lee Horton. They had a reunion in St Louis that was so much fun that they decided to see if they could find others from the Bravo Co 1968-69. I told them I would help them with their locating the men. Since October 2005, we have accounted for 549 names. So if anyone asks about me, now you know.