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DUSTOFF Reunion Canceled
The DUSTOFF Reunion 2020 has been canceled out of concerns for COVID-19
travel exposure and community transmission. Please cancel your room
reservations with the hotel directly. For those registered, we'll be sending
e-mails with instructions for refunds, etc.
If you read my book you may remember that I highlighted the fact that I
wrote to two of our ambassadors to Vietnam and spoke to members of Congress
about a memorial somewhere in Vietnam honoring the humanitarian effort of
the GI in that war. I also wrote a cover story on a popular military
magazine urging the same. As is usual in cases involving the Vietnam veteran
nothing got done (remember our efforts on a Congressional Gold Medal). I
have not given up and am exploring the possibility of doing this at the site
of Charles Kelly’s death. The purpose of this note is to explore the
possibility of organizing a tour to Vietnam to make this happen. Let me know
if there is any interest please email me at
Veterans History Project to Host Panel Discussion on MEDEVAC
Library of Congress Veterans History Project on Tuesday, Sept. 10 will bring
together a panel of U.S. Army Aeromedical evacuation (MEDEVAC) changemakers
for an unprecedented discussion on the evolution of technology, safety,
quality of care and culture within their field. The dialogue will also
explore ways that military aeromedical evacuations have influenced and
advanced both military and civilian operations.
Free and open to the public, the event will be held in room LJ-119 of the
Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building, located at 10 First St. S.E.,
Washington, D.C. Seating is limited; RSVPs are strongly advised. Email
firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject:
“MEDEVAC Panel” for reservations and more information.
The panel will
be moderated by Chas Henry, who is the host of ConnectingVets and CBS News
“Eye on Veterans,” and a combat-decorated Marine Corps veteran of the 1991
Gulf War. Panelists include both retired Vietnam Dustoff pilots and active
duty Army Aviators: Colonel Merle Snyder (USA, Retired); Colonel Douglas
Moore (USA, Retired); Lieutenant Colonel Paul Roley, USA Executive Officer
to the Commanding General, Regional Health Command – Atlantic; and
Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Forrester, USA Battalion commander of the 82nd
General Support Aviation Battalion.
The advent of MEDEVAC has saved
the lives of countless U.S. military soldiers. From the Vietnam War to the
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, MEDEVAC aircraft and crews have enabled crews
to rapidly get wounded soldiers out of the frontlines, and safely into a
hospital facility for treatment.
Congress created the Veterans
History Project (VHP) in 2000 to collect, preserve and make accessible the
firsthand remembrances of America’s war veterans from WWI through the more
recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, so that future generations may
hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war. For
more information, visit lhttp://oc.gov/vets/
or call the toll-free message line at (888) 371-5848. Subscribe to the VHP
RSS to receive periodic updates of VHP news. Follow VHP on Facebook @vetshistoryproject.
Public Contact: Kerry Ward, (202) 707-1196
Request ADA accommodations
five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov
Spring/Summer 2019 DUSTOFFer Published
and get it while it's hot! The
Spring/Summer edition of your favorite
DUSTOFF magazine has been published. Find out what's happening
in the AMEDD and catch up on some of those riveting stories.
While you're in our newsletter section of this site, take
time to read any back issue you may have missed by clicking on
the appropriate button toward the bottom of the newsletter index page.
Witness to War Foundation
The Witness to War Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization from
Atlanta, is interested in attending this year’s reunion in Colorado Springs.
They have helped preserve the stories of over 2,600 veterans across the
country from WWII through the Global War on Terror, and use these interviews
on their website, www.WitnessToWar.org
, where there are over 5,000 firsthand accounts from the veterans themselves
that the public can easily access and learn about the triumphs and
sacrifices of our armed forces. If you would be interested in participating
in a video interview, it is absolutely free of cost, takes around an hour,
and you will receive 3 DVD copies mailed to you in addition to having a copy
donated to the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project. For more
information or to sign up for an interview, please contact the lead
interviewer Martin Madert at
Martin@WitnessToWar.org or 770-628-0024.
Help Find Lost Association Members
We have an abnormally large number of Association members we can no
longer communicate with. When postcards are sent out, for instance to
announce voting for Hall Of Fame inductees, we've received cards as
"Undeliverable." Please take a moment to scan the
list of lost members and send us contact information if you find your
name or you know the where-about of someone on the list. [See
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