James D. McLeroy has a BA degree in literature and an MA degree in history from the University of Texas at Austin. He voluntarily enlisted in the Army in 1965 and in 1966 completed the enlisted basic and infantry courses, Infantry Officer Candidates course, Airborne course, and Ranger course. In 1967, he completed the Special Forces Officer’s course, SF Vietnam Pre-Mission course, and Jungle Warfare course. In Vietnam he was assigned to the 5th SF Group’s Detachment A-104 in Quang Ngai Province, I Corps. In 1968, he volunteered for SOG and was assigned to ‘s Op 35’s FOB 4 as the OIC of the launch site at Kham Duc SF camp in Quang Tin Province. From May to July 1968 he was assigned to the SOG base at Nakhon Phanom, Thailand. In his civilian career he was an international corporate executive in Chicago, IL, an international banker in three Latin American countries, and an international financial consultant in Miami, FL. Since 1991, he has resided in a suburb of Phoenix, AZ.
Gregory W. Sanders earned a BA degree in History and Political Science and an MA degree in History from California State University, Fullerton, and a JD Degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He voluntarily enlisted in the Amy in 1967, graduated from the Army Intelligence School and Infantry Officer Candidate School, and completed the Civil Affairs Officer Course and the Counterinsurgency Orientation Course for Phoenix Advisors. In Vietnam, Sanders served as an infantry officer and psychological operations and civil affairs officer with the Americal (23rd Infantry) Division and Phoenix Program liaison with the two provinces in the division’s area of operations. He continues to serve as a lieutenant colonel in the California State Military Reserve JAG Corps. In civilian life, Sanders is a practicing lawyer. He lives with his wife, Teri, in Indian Wells, California.