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Date: 31 Mar 09
Rank:

SFC (Ret)

Name: Nathan E. Cayton
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 283rd Med Det / 36th Med Det
Time Frame: 1976 - 1980 / 1980 - 1984
E-mail:  
Message: No message received.

Date: 28 Mar 09
Rank: SSG / Ret
Name: Al Rack
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 571st Med Det
Time Frame: 1975-1978 / 1980-1982
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTalinfla@comcast.net
Message: No message received.

Date: 14 Mar 09
Rank: MSG
Name: Jon E. Fleenor
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 247th MED DET (HA)
Time Frame: 1986-1992
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTjon.fleenor@us.army.mil
Message: Flew with the 247th MED DET out of Ft. Irwin, CA from May 1986 through Aug 1992.  

Date: 28 Feb 09
Rank: SP5
Name: Steven Streeper
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 71st Evac Hosp - Pleiku
Time Frame: 6/69-6/70
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTsteve@streeper.com
Message: I had a critical MOS (91D)and was prohibited from flying by my hospital CO...otherwise, I'd have probably tried pulling flight duty with the 283rd DUSTOFF that moved onto the 71st Evac grounds at about Christmas, 1969. We got to know the crews very well. During the siege of Dak Seang, one of their birds got downed by "friendly" fire from ARVN troops trying to get out of the hot zone. I remember we had a lot of bad feelings toward ARVNs after that. I've written stories about my experiences at the 71st (www.streeper.com/71st), including what I remember hearing about that siege. It may not have even been Dak Seang, but it was during the first 4-5 months of 1970 in the Pleiku area. I'd appreciate any help you might be able to provide. It would also be great to hear from some of the 283rd guys...we (the 71st gang) are having a reunion in San Diego in Sept. of 2010. More details will be posted on my Web site. Thanks for your service and your help, Steven Streeper, RPh formerly SP5 - 91D (OR Specialist) 

Date: 28 Feb 09
Rank:  
Name: David Winkler
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 68th Med Det
Time Frame: 68-69
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTdewclt@comcast.net
Message: Was with the 68th Med Det under major Pittman. Unit was formed at Fort Bragg and shipped over to Vietnam on Thanksgiving day 1968. Looking for anyone who was in this unit during this timeframe. 

Date: 28 Feb 09
Rank:  
Name: Sean Tracy
Call Sign:  
Unit(s):  
Time Frame:  
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTseanptracy@comcast.net
Message:  I was never in the military but those who are and were are heroes to me and my family. As such, I build models as one of my hobbies. Many of these models go to Recruitment Offices or Veterans. I have a UH-60 Blackhawk with Medevac markings already built that I would love to donate to your organization. Could someone e-mail me so I can learn how to go about shipping this model and to whom I should ship it? Again, you are all heroes in my eyes and you have all my respect and admiration! 

Date: 28 Feb 09
Rank: SFC
Name: Timothy Hare
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 247th Med. Det (AA) and 377th Med Co. (AA)
Time Frame: 1978 to 1989
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTtmhdustoff@yahoo.com
Message: I was assigned as a flight medic to the 247th Med Det (AA) at Ft. Mead MD. 1978 -80 and the 377th Med Co (AA), in 1980-81, 1982-84 and 1988-89. Some of my duties included providing medical evac out of Osan Air Base and up at Camp Casey, 2nd Med. My unit was based at K-16 Seoul Air Base and in Seoul. I was assigned to 1st and 2nd Flight Platoons. I currently work as a police officer in Charlotte, NC. 

Date: 23 Feb 09
Rank: CW5 (RET)
Name: Bobby Scott
Call Sign: DUSTOFF 10
Unit(s): 421st Med/45th
Time Frame: 80-94
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTbobbys@peakinet.net
Message: Also flew with the 68th Med in HA in 75, 507th in San Antonio 76-80. I am retired in Florissant Co, 50 miles west of Ft Carson.

Date: 14 Feb 09
Rank: SP4
Name: Stephen Edwards
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 63rd Medical Detachment
Time Frame: 1969-1972
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTretiredtylercop@yahoo.com
Message: I was one of the medics back in the day.

Date: 14 Feb 09
Rank: SP4
Name: Lyle L Condon
Call Sign:  
Unit(s):  
Time Frame: 68-70
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTc3music@aol.com
Message: I was a medic with 498th DUSTOFF in Vietnam and places undisclosed. Flew in support of 173rd Airborne, 4th infantry, 1st Infantry, Korean Tiger DIV., Korean 1st Logistics command, RVN units, and TDY to 1st Marines via 254th DUSTOFF. Hold CMB.

Date: 31 Jan 09
Rank: CPT
Name: Rance Jurevwicz
Call Sign:  
Unit(s):  
Time Frame:  
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTinfo@veteranprograms.com
Message: Are there any good Veteran Service Officers (VSO) out there? We think so. In fact, we have a growing directory of VSOs nominated by veterans. These VSOs have demonstrated excellence in helping veterans secure service-connected claims and increase ratings. They return phone calls too. If you need a good VSO in your area visit our Web site at http://www.veteranprograms.com . Keep up the good work on this site. As stated previously, we added it to our monthly newsletter as a resource for all veterans. Thanks!

Date: 31 Jan 09
Rank: 1LT/ Vietnam
Name: Stan Marcieski
Call Sign: DUSTOFF 97
Unit(s): 326th Med Bn (Air Amb Plt) 101st ABN
Time Frame: 70-71
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTsmarcieski@satx.rr.com
Message:  Lara,
I'm very sorry to hear of your father's death. I've often thought about him over the years as he was a character & I've wondered whatever became of him. I flew with your Dad at the 326th & partied with him over a wild two days in Da Nang. He & I were the high time pilots, I pulled over 90 days straight without a day off & your Dad probably did as well. Anyway the acting commander told us to get lost for two days before we killed ourselves from fatigue. We headed to Da Nang (off limits then) & had a most memorable time. Bill new the ropes. First we hit the PX to lot up on gifts for presents, then scoured the city for a place to relax. Bill finally found what he was looking for, a former French Legionnaire & used his French language skills to set us nicely in a hotel with all the comforts of home plus lovely ladies to keep us entertained. Google my name, Stanley Marcieski, & you will find a link to a story I wrote about a mission in the A Shau during which your Dad was the aircraft commander & I was the co-pilot. I never did ask him if he was sent to the 326th as punishment because when he was flying CH-54's he stole a 2 1/2 ton truck by airlifting it away for some purpose. Also he said when he was in Africa as an SF medic & that he & his team were accused of murder! Quite a story. I will always remember your Dad as quite a character & good friend.

Date: 31 Jan 09
Rank: SGT
Name: Benjamin Dudas
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): Det. 2 C Co. 1/169th Air Ambulance
Time Frame: Current
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTbenjamin.dudas@us.army.army.mil
Message: No message received.

Date: 31 Jan 09
Rank: W01
Name: Chris George
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): B Co 1/145
Time Frame: Present
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTcsg11111@hotmail.com
Message: Look'in.

Date: 24 Jan 09
Rank: SP5- SSG
Name: Michael R. Silva
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 571st Med Det
Time Frame: 1968
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTsilvamike22@msn.com
Message: No message received.

Date: 24 Jan 09
Rank: Lara Townsend
Name:  
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 326th Med Battalion, 159th Aviation Battalion
Time Frame: Vietnam
E-mail: DELETETHISPARThairbylara@gmail.com
Message: I'm trying to contact anyone who may have served with my father William Edward Whittaker (Bill) in Vietnam. He was a Medevac pilot. He passed away and I would love to hear from anyone he knew. Thank you for your service to our country!

Date: 24 Jan 09
Rank: 1SG
Name: Charles J. Thompson
Call Sign: Eagle Dustoff 07
Unit(s): 50th Med 101st ABN (AASLT)
Time Frame: 0ct 02 - Apr 04
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTcharles.j.thompson@us.army.mil
Message: Mostly LTC Lamoureux, but any of our pilots were okay by me.

Date: 24 Jan 09
Rank: SP4
Name: Lawrence J. Sullivan
Call Sign: Sparky
Unit(s): 2/507th Med Co
Time Frame: '86-'88
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTlalawrence15@yahoo.com
Message: I was the Avionics Mechanic for a great unit and am very proud to have been part DUSTOFF. I hope all are doing well.

Date: 24 Jan 09
Rank: SP5
Name: Gene Yax
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 283 Med Det
Time Frame: 1971
E-mail: DELETETHISPART1951yaxgene@bellsouth.net
Message: No message received.

Date: 3 Jan 09
Rank: SP4
Name: Mike Barfield
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 82nd Med Det
Time Frame: 2/69-2/70
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTmikebarfield@alltel.net
Message: No message received.

Date: 3 Jan 09
Rank: SP4
Name: Mike Masterson
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 498th Med Co
Time Frame: 1966 - 1967
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTmastersonmickey@yahoo.com
Message: Dust Off - Qui Hon - Vietnam

Date: 29 Dec 08
Rank: SP5 then
Name: Phil Smith
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 212th Med Det (Air Amb)
Time Frame: 1968 - 1972
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTpost35@mchsi.com
Message: Was assigned to the 212th in Feb 69. When I got to Ft Meade there was no unit, no building or aircraft! It was just starting out as the first MAST unit. Flew with great guys: CPTs Rodan, House, Jones, Marshall, and CW2s Spar, Miller, Crumpton (deceased) Desio, Crewchiefs, Jerry Wood, Mike Dinker and many more I forget. Was a great time, Did field site coverage in the summer at Ft Drum, AP Hill and IGMAR and patient shuttle from Dix to Valley Forge Hospital. Retried now and living in GA.

Date: 27 Dec 08
Rank: E-4
Name: Doug Wilson
Call Sign: Eagle Dust Off
Unit(s): 326 Med
Time Frame: 1970-71
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTjunglecruise@surfbest.net
Message: Doc Kralich, good to see your name here. Too bad we lost Larry Wagoner.

Date: 27 Dec 08
Rank: PFC
Name: Brian R. Barton
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 4/507th Med Co
Time Frame: 1985-1987
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTbrianb@anspaughlaw.com
Message: I was the RTO for the 507th at Fort Sill 85-87 anyone out there?

Date: 27 Dec 08
Rank: LTC
Name: Smith, Lee T
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 159th Med, 283rd Med, Flatiron
Time Frame: 1971-1993
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTleesmith32@cableone.net
Message: Hard to believe that 20 years after flying a UH-1H that I'd be flying them again. Just took a job with Overseas Aircraft Support as a Test Pilot flying their refurbished UH-1s (Super Hueys). Also flying EMS with PHI. Never knew what going to flight school and flying helicopters and airplanes in the Army would do for me after retirement in the civilian world. Life is good. Jim Walsh, Mike Hulsey, CW4 Hernandez, CW2 Bartlett, Ed McDonald, Greg Griffin, Col Ideus, Frank Novia, Manny Martinez, just to name a few. MEDEVAC has been good to me.

Date: 20 Dec 08
Rank: SSG
Name: Joe Kralick
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 196th LIB, 101st Airborne, etc.
Time Frame: 1968-1972
E-mail:  
Message: Ballard F. Hibbs left a message, I answered, WO1 Dorlin W. Griffith survived but sadly died on 05/18/1999 at the age of 56 Blairsville, GA

Date: 20 Dec 08
Rank: CW4
Name: Phillip E. Wood
Call Sign: Dustoff 53
Unit(s): 247th Medical Detachment
Time Frame: 1970-1971
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTpwoodsr@verizon.net
Message: Originally assigned to 254th Medical Detachment (HA) in Nha Trang (May 1970). Completed tour with 247th Medical Detachment (HA) in Phan Rang (Jul 1970). Assigned to 57th Medical Detachment in Fort Bragg (Oct 1975).

Date: 13 Dec 08
Rank: SP5
Name: Ballard F. Hibbs
Call Sign: "Doc"
Unit(s): 2d Plt, 498th Med Co
Time Frame: Aug.66-Aug.67
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTfhibbs@triad.rr.nc.com
Message: I was the medic on UH-1D 64-13642, when it went down killing the pilot, LT Schnabolk, and the crewchief, SP5 Dwight Woolf. The co-pilot, WO1 Dorlin Griffith later died. I need any information I can get on Sp5 Woolf and Mr. Griffith. This is closure for me; they were great guys, and I want to tell their families about that day, and about their men. Frank "Doc" Hibbs, 2d Plt. 498th Dustoff(Qui Nhon), Vietnam.

Date: 13 Dec 08
Rank: SP5
Name: Pat Spencer
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 236th Medical Detachment
Time Frame: 1972-1976
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTdiver4rent@hotmail.com
Message: Flew with CPT Jack Wofford, CPT Pete Weber, Lt/CPT Art Hapner, LT Mike Price, CW2 Wright, CW2 Dave Austin, CW2 Harlen, CW2 Scully. Beetle(Carter) Art Mendez, Alan Kentros, Marc Goode, Charlie Overton, Paul Sines, Bob Timmons, Armando Cortez, Roy Padilla, Joe Maugham, and Joe Gaston.

Date: 8 Dec 08
Rank: SP4
Name: Armando Cortez
Call Sign: Rookie
Unit(s): 236th Med Detachment
Time Frame: 1974 - 1976
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTcortezacc@yahoo.com
Message: I flew with the 236th Med Detachment in Augsburg Germany back in 1974 - 1976; I was a crewchief on Dustoff (73-21767) when it first arrived in Germany. I had the pleasure of being introduced to many wartime veterans that I admired to this date for what they taught me during my short stay in Germany. I flew missions with CPT Hapner, CPT Wofford and CWO's Wright and Austin; my medics were Spencer, Kentross. I enjoyed the sites and fun times that we all had during Oktoberfest. May you all enjoy life and hopefully someone can share parts of my life that I forgot while stationed in Augsburg. Take care all acc (aka..Rookie)

Date: 8 Dec 08
Rank: SP5
Name: Jim Tuite
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): Eagle DUSTOFF (Air Amb Plt/326th Med, 101st ABN
Time Frame: 1968 - 1970
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTJim.tuite@garnethillfarms.com
Message: Medic with EAGLE DUSTOFF from 1968 - 1970.

Date: 8 Dec 08
Rank: SPC/SGT
Name: Anthony F. Wesley
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 377th Med Co (AA) Korea
Time Frame: Jan 89 to Apr 90
E-mail: wesleytony@live.com
Message: I was assigned to the 377th Med Co (AA), upon arriving in Korea in Jan 89. Some of my duties included providing medical evac up at Camp Casey, 2nd Med. We worked on a 7-day rotation pulling medevac coverage. My unit was based at K 16 Seoul Air Base in Seoul. I was assigned to 1st Flight Platoon.

Date: 8 Dec 08
Rank: LTC retired CW-2 then
Name: Bob
Call Sign: dustoff 94
Unit(s):  
Time Frame: 1969
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTbblack311@tx.rr.com
Message: 326th Med Looking for anyone who was in our unit in 1969.

Date: 16 Nov 08
Rank: SP5
Name: Donald Martin "Okie"
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 283rd Med Det
Time Frame: Feb. 69 & Feb. 70
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTrodeocharlie2323@aol.com
Message: No message received.

Date: 29 Nov 08
Rank: CPT
Name: Roland Miranda
Call Sign: Bad Blood
Unit(s): 399th CSH
Time Frame: SEP 2006- SEP 2007
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTroland.Miranda@us.army.mil
Message: Flew with the BAD BLOOD Group at COB Speicher Tikrit, Iraq as a Flight Nurse. One of 6 Nurses at the 399th Combat Support Hospital who flew over 130 Critically Injured Soldiers Civilians to either Balad, Baghdad, and Mosul. BAD BLOOD got us and the patients to our destinations alive. My thanks from me and the rest of My flight Nurses.

Date: 16 Nov 08
Rank: SP5
Name: Donald Martin "Okie"
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 283rd Med Det
Time Frame: Feb. 69 & Feb. 70
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTrodeocharlie2323@aol.com
Message: No message received.

Date: 16 Nov 08
Rank:  
Name: Margaret Sletten-Behrens
Call Sign:  
Unit(s):  
Time Frame:
E-mail: DELETETHISPARThrhmbwise8@comcast.net
Message: I'm trying to get any information I can for my dad about his cousin Roger Sletten Cameron who was killed in action in the late 1960's.

Date: 9 Nov 08
Rank: CW4/CW2
Name: Clayton Choo
Call Sign: Dustoff 52
Unit(s): 236 th and 54 th Med Det
Time Frame: 68-69
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTclaytoncw4@yahoo.com
Message: Original member of the 236th in the Da Nang AO and later with the 54th in the Chu Lai AO.

Date: 1 Nov 08
Rank: SP6
Name: William Harrell
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 7th Surgical Hospital (MA)
Time Frame: June 1966 - May 1967
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTbharrell1945@yahoo.com
Message: I was an Operating Room Tech with the 7th MASH at Cu Chi (25th Inf Div) and at Blackhorse (11th ACR). We have a Flickr Web site with over 500 photographs. One set of photographs shows DUSTOFF landings at Cu Chi between August 1966 and January 1967. It can be found at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/26574751@N06/  or you can Google - 7th Surgical Hospital. I can't express the respect we had for the pilots and crews who flew DUSTOFF missions. They made a real difference in the lives of so many wounded soldiers who would have died in past wars. The first-aid received from the medics onboard saved the lives of so many patients.

Date: 1 Nov 08
Rank: SP5
Name: Ronnie Sellers
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 237th Med. Det.
Time Frame: 07/74 -12/78
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTronsfyreniyce901@yahoo.com
Message: God speed, to all admin., crews, and medics, past present and future. Stand tall in the DUSTOFF tradition, "When I have your wounded!" MAJ Kelly is proud!!!

Date: 1 Nov 08
Rank: SSG (retired)
Name: Michael Jackson
Call Sign: Lazer
Unit(s): 24th medevac/986th medevac/171st medevac
Time Frame: 1990-2008
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTlazermed53@yahoo.com
Message: Bosnia 99/Egypt 01/Kosovo 03-04

Date: 1 Nov 08
Rank:  
Name: Stuart Carneal
Call Sign:  
Unit(s):  
Time Frame:
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTpgcpo@yahoo.com
Message: Hello, I just wanted to write to let you know that one of your best has fallen, my brother, Robert (BOB) Conley. He was a crewchief on a DUSTOFF and he recently passed away 09/18/08 at his home in MN. You can contact his wife by e-mail. She would appreciate it very much as she is having a hard time getting over the lose. Thanks again, Ed Carneal Her e-mail is dustoff639@meltel.net

Date: 1 Nov 08
Rank: CW3
Name: Steven Craig Wentling
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 82nd Med Det MAST
Time Frame: 1983-1988
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTccwentling@cox.net
Message: Name:  Call Sign: Unit:  Time Frame:  E-mail:  Comments: 82nd Med Det MAST program form 1983-1988 (retired) assigned to Fort Riley KS TDY many places i. e. Honduras, Grenada

Date: 18 Oct 08
Rank: SSG
Name: Edwin Coleman
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 283 Med Det & 498th Med Co
Time Frame: Nov 67- Aug 70
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTedcole1998@suddenlink.net
Message: Was in 283rd Med, Det- Pleiku, for a few weeks in 69. Then transferred to 498th Med Co at AN Son. Went back to 283rd in Jan 69. Was maintenance TI then Maintenance SGT at 283rd.

Date: 18 Oct 08
Rank: SP4
Name: Dan Halliday
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 237th Med. Det. DMZ DUSTOFF
Time Frame: 71-72
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTdochalliday805@comcast.net
Message: During my tour in Nam I flew with (then) CPT Foust who is in our Hall Of Fame. He was also my C.O. There are a number of others that I can picture but can't put names to them. My medic was George (Shag) Shaunassy.

Date: 18 Oct 08
Rank: SSG
Name:  Franklin D. Weaver, Jr
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 659th/1259th SCARNG
Time Frame: 1983 - 1991
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTdanny@dsimetals.com
Message: CWO Rich Leonard is the one that comes to mind first. A veteran of two tours in Vietnam as a DUSTOFF pilot. He served with us (or more correctly we with him) in the SCARNG starting up the 659th Med Det Air Ambulance.

Date: 18 Oct 08
Rank: CWO
Name: Sweet, Dennis
Call Sign: DDO 49
Unit(s): 236 Med / 542nd Med
Time Frame: 91-94 / 97-98
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTflugmann@hotmail.com
Message: I flew with this list of aviators in the 236th Med Co (AA) out of Landstuhl Germany: Chris Hurst, Joe Pikal, Bill Rosser, Boyce Bingham, and other names that slip my mind....... I flew with this list of aviators in the 542nd Med Co (AA) out of Camp Page Korea: Anastasia Ippolito, Fred Bebe, DC Bean, Andrew Johnson, Dan Painter, Terry Windschigle,.....

Date: 12 Oct 08
Rank:  
Name: Diana S Cloutier
Call Sign:  
Unit(s):  
Time Frame:
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTdiastarrc2005@mac.com
Message: Hi, I'm Marc Cloutier's wife - and I'm sure the old timers will remember him. We have just returned home from many years in OH. It's so good to be back in my home state of Texas! My 'big brother', Chet Duncan sent me an e-mail regarding Gayland Miles' passing - what a heartbreak. Gayland was a really nice person and I sure do hate to tell Marc he's gone... such a shame. I hate seeing some of the 'old timers' obit notices. I'm just thankful so many are still around though.

Date: 12 Oct 08
Rank: 2LT
Name: Roger Miller
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 247th Med Detachment
Time Frame: 1979 - 1980
E-mail:  
Message: I was lucky enough to be the only non-rated officer in the 247th Med Det following my Officer Basic Course training in 1979. I served under MAJ Rich Pecoraro -- a great aviator and officer who taught me enormously about service, steadiness, and humor -- and was privileged to become friends with CPT Pete Dorland, 1LT Ted Landry, 1LT Karen Anderson, and a group of incredible W.O.s trained in Vietnam and willing to share their wisdom with me. I never got to flight school, never held the stick, and never witnessed their heroism and skill under fire, but I was incredibly fortunate to receive training as a 2LT under them. I owe them more than I can express.

Date: 12 Oct 08
Rank: SFC Ret
Name: Don Bigelow
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 45th and 82nd med det
Time Frame: Oct 68 Mar 69
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTbig_don_52@hotmail.com
Message: No message received.

Date: 12 Oct 08
Rank: CW4 (Ret)
Name: Ken Sator
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 377th Taegu, Korea
Time Frame: 1978-1979
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTksator@csuchico.edu
Message: First assignment (WO1), flew with CPT Sweeney, Lt. Ballard, CWO's Barfield, Callande, Merrill, Schafer and others. Great guys - lots of memories.

Date: 5 Oct 08
Rank: SFC Ret.
Name: Robert W. King
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 22nd Surgical Hospital
Time Frame: Mar - Sep 1969
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTrwking41@embarqmail.com
Message: NCOIC of Receiving Section at 22nd Surgical Hospital in Phu Bai. Knew some of the 571st crew members; CWO Bobby Walker, Jackson, Kelly (a crewchief if I remember right) and a pilot who usually came in tail first on the helipad. I even went out a couple of times during Hamburger Hill and once out to the USS Repose with a Merchant Marine who had a severed arm. Tried to forget all those things so some are a little vague.

Date: 5 Oct 08
Rank: SFC (Ret)
Name: Doug Pritts
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): Flat Iron, 377th, 236th
Time Frame: 83-93
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTdpritts@knology.net
Message: 377th Med Co (AA) 1985-1986 Tague 236th Med Co (AA) 1990-1993 Landstuhl

Date: 6 Sep 08
Rank: SP5
Name: David Root
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 45th Med Co (AA)
Time Frame: 1968-1970
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTdavidroot@q.com
Message: Flew with Stottlemeyer and Hilton (medics). I was a crewchief on 500. I have some pictures if you would like them. E-mail me if so. Thanks!

Date: 6 Sep 08
Rank: O-2
Name: Father Julian
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): Not me - a relative
Time Frame: 66-67
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTfatherJulian@priest.com
Message: I wanted to see what it was all about and in all honesty it was a far better site than I had anticipated.

BRAVO ZULU! And God bless.

Date: 2 Sep 08
Rank: CW3 (Ret)
Name: Ronald R. Dressler
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 236th Med Det (Red Beach RVN)
Time Frame: Jan - July 1971
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTrddressler@meer.net
Message: I was reassigned from the 2/17th Cav, 101st Abn when the Cav stood down. I was a OH6A pilot as well as a H model pilot. Since I had less than 6 months in country they sent me to the 236th Med Det at Red Beach just outside of Da Nang. Right after I got there they painted our Hueys white and of course painted the Red Cross on them.

Date: 23 Aug 08
Rank: SFC (RET)
Name: Garry Wood
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 57th Med Det (Hel Amb)
Time Frame: Jan 1980-Mar 1983
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTtopdoctex60331@aol.com
Message: Our unit was tasked with supporting the Mariel boatlift in 1980. We also supported ops in Florida Eglin AFB. I have almost 450 flight hours and 237 missions. We were a part of the MAST program so we went to roadside pickups, neonatal transfers, etc. I was with the 57th when we were the first Dust Off unit that transitioned into the UH-60 Blackhawk.

I also had the distinction and honor of briefing the Command Sergeant of the United States Army.

Thanks for listening but those flight hours were some of the best, fulfilling and exciting time I had in 22 years on active duty.

Date: 17 Aug 08
Rank: SP4
Name: Dennis Bishop
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 498th Med Co - Lane AHP
Time Frame: 12/69 to 12/70
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTkeyman@uia.net
Message: I was with the 498th, at Lane AHP, from Dec. 69 to Dec. 70. I've set up a new Web site, www.498thdustoff.com, with about 450 pictures I took while I was with the 498th. If you're interested, please check it out. Thanks for your service and Welcome Home!

Date: 17 Aug 08
Rank: CW2
Name: Gene Harper
Call Sign: Dustoff 155
Unit(s): 45th Dustoff
Time Frame: 1970-1971
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTgharper@panhandle.rr.com
Message: No message received.

Date: 2 Aug 08
Rank: SFC/ SSG
Name: Garry Wood
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 57th Med Det, Ft. Bragg N.C.
Time Frame: 1980-1983
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTtopdoctex60331@aol.com
Message: I flew over 268 missions. Some were on Bragg but a large portion of my 400 + hours was spent flying into UNC Chapel Hill or Raleigh Durahm Med Centers. We had cardiac monitors (albeit a life pac 5) and an isollett for premature infants. I also spent 94 days at Ft. Indian Town Gap on Operation Mariel Boat Lift. I assisted inside the wire and helped quell the riots. I flew missions associated with the North Carolina Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic. I was sorry to see my old unit was merged with another, because I am very proud to have flown with THE ORIGINAL DUSTOFF!!

Date: 2 Aug 08
Rank: SP5
Name: Jay W. Shelly
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 571st Med Det
Time Frame: 1969-1970
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTnovaqota@embarqmail.com
Message: 571st Med Det in1969 to 1970.

Date: 2 Aug 08
Rank: E-3
Name: Rudy Aguilar
Call Sign:  
Unit(s): 254th Medical Battalion
Time Frame: December 1967-June 1968
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTticonderoga2020@yahoo.com
Message: I do not remember much about who I flew with, but I know the crew we had was awesome and very blessed. I was with DUSTOFF with the 254th Medical Battalion at the Army Hospital in Nha Trang, South Vietnam from December 1967 to about June 1968 and then was transferred to Tuy Hoa at the only civilian war casualties hospital. I heard that our crew/chopper were shot down after I left and that the co-pilot was left either paralyzed or crippled. If you know anybody serving at that time in 'nam with this unit, please let me know ASAP. I was proud to serve with you guys if any of you remember me.

Date: 2 Aug 08
Rank: CMSgt
Name: John Trujillo
Call Sign: JT
Unit(s): HQ AMC
Time Frame: May-Sep 05 OEF
E-mail: DELETETHISPARTjohn.trujillo-02@scott.af.mil
Message: A sharp young SSG named West in OEF/Kandahar 2005