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DATE:31 Aug 97
RANK:PFC
NAME:Thomas W. Vaughan
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:254th Medical Detachment
E-MAIL: susantommy@aol.com
MESSAGE:Flew with 254th Med. Det. from Jan 67 through May 67 at 93rd Evac. Hospital. Interested in hearing from anyone with whom I may have worked.


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DATE:31 Aug 97
RANK:E-5
NAME:Kenneth Ashe
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:54th Med Det and 45th Med. Co.
E-MAIL: tville33@aol.com
MESSAGE:My first tour was 7/69 - 7/70 in Chu Lai with the 54th Med. Det. Second tour started in Long Binh 12/70 - 4/71 with the 45th Med. Co. when the unit was broken up. I was sent to Phu Bai with the 571st Med. Det. which was shortly relocated to DaNang.


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DATE:29 Aug 97
RANK:
NAME:Joe Kralich
CALL SIGN:Doc
UNIT:326th Med, etc.
E-MAIL: texanstwo@worldnet.att.net
MESSAGE:Howdy. Some good tales here. Please consider submitting an article, story, or photo to our DUSTOFF Association Newsletter. Like to see some active duty units send in material. Do not delay. Send email with your idea or send in the material. Joe Kralich, San Antonio, Texas.


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DATE:27 Aug 97
RANK:SP5
NAME:Sherman Breeden
CALL SIGN:SNORE
UNIT:15th Medical Battalion, 1st. Cavalry Div.
E-MAIL: snore@vabch.com
MESSAGE:Ron, thank you. I have found some of my old crew and caught up on a lot more. Thanks to people like you. God bless and keep up the good work. By the way, you are at the head of my Links Page and will forever remain there until I die. Thanks friend.. Snore.
P.S. Mike Smith and Dave Parker from Idaho were the first to make contact. Both gunners. Chris Burgess was the medic at the time but was wounded and sent home early with a rifle would. I'm happy to say he is all right. If you read this Chris, get in touch. Later, Snore. Check out the new Gallery 1, 2, and 3.


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DATE:21 Aug 97
RANK:SP5
NAME:Dennis E. Gross
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:57th Med. Det.
E-MAIL: deg453@swbell.net
MESSAGE:I flew with the 57th as a flight medic from Oct 68 - Nove 69. Would like to hear from anyone during that time. There were some really great people there and I hope all are doing well.


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DATE:14 Aug 97
RANK:E-4
NAME:Robert Hesse
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:45th Med.
E-MAIL: rwhesse@aircare.org
MESSAGE:Attended USASAM 89-04. Flew with the 45the Med., 336th Med. Assigned 199th Med. before leaving the service. There is nothing more moving than NOE, with the doors pinned back, into an LZ. I will never forget the joy of flying.


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DATE:9 Aug 97
RANK:SP5 (Civilian now)
NAME:Don Caldwell
CALL SIGN:Flt. Medic not pilot
UNIT:50th Med. Det., 498th Med. Co., 212 Med. Det.
E-MAIL: fltdocvn67@aol.com 
MESSAGE:Life member of DUSTOFF Association and Florida DUSTOFF Association. Co-founder and former President; presently Chairman of the Board.


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DATE:6 Aug 97
RANK:CPT
NAME:J. Craig Honaman
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 70
UNIT:57th Medical Detachment (HA) The Originals
E-MAIL: ddhonaman@aol.com
MESSAGE:The history of DUSTOFF 90 with LT Jerry Roe aboard is particularly personal. Jerry and I entered the service together, went through Officer Basic, on to Flight School, and subsequently went over on the same plane to RVN. I went to the 57th and he went up North. As all can attest, by going through all the training together, we got quite close. His lose was certainly a personal lose of a good friend and colleague. Although there would seem to be little chance of survivors in the North, it would still be nice to know what happened. There are too many sightings and questions unanswered. Thanks for the comment page. Craig Honaman (DUSTOFF 70)


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DATE:4 Aug 97
RANK:E-6
NAME:Larry D. Kimmith
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 22299
UNIT:421st Med. Co.
E-MAIL: ldk7@hotmail.com
MESSAGE:Flew with 421st in Schweinfurt, Germany from 1974 till 1977. Looking for old crewmembers and pilots to get in touch with me. Remembering lost crew and aircraft due to a mast bumping accident. Pilots Johnson, Downey, Crewchief Rankhorn, Flight Medic Salaz. I had Flight Medic duty on my birthday March 15th and switched duties with the medic and he died in my place. Very hard to celebrate birthdays anymore...get in touch guys. FLY SAFE ---DOC LARRY.


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DATE:4 Aug 97
RANK:E-4
NAME:Alle Rummel
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:82nd DUSTOFF
E-MAIL: ar63@aol.com
MESSAGE:Flew with the 82nd Medical Detachment from January 1969 to January 1970.


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DATE:3 Aug 97
RANK:E5
NAME:Thomas Jennison
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 76
UNIT:247th Med. Det. and 57th Med Det.
E-MAIL: acer12x@aol.com
MESSAGE:Flew in Dong Tam and Lai Khe from 1968 to 1969.


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DATE:2 Aug 97
RANK:SP5
NAME:Sherman Breeden
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:1st. Cavalry, 15th Medical Battalion
E-MAIL: snore@vabch.com
MESSAGE:1st Cavalry Division, 15th Medical Battalion 1969-1970. Looking for members. I was a member of the 1st. Cav. in Vietnam stationed at Phouc Vinh. I served as a medic and crew chief. I'm presently employed with the U.S. Government as an Engineering Tech/Planner Estimator for PWC Norfolk VA. If you would like to contact me or go to my Unofficial 15th. Medical Battalion home page or to post information about the 15th Med. Bn., please go to http://www.vabch.com/snore. To all who served in whatever capacity, Thank you from the HEART.


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DATE:30 Jul 97
RANK:E-6
NAME:David Dezess
CALL SIGN:Star
UNIT:57th DUSTOFF
E-MAIL: dezess@aol.com
MESSAGE: 1969-1970.


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DATE:18 Jul 97
RANK:E5
NAME:Doc Bronson
CALL SIGN:Doc D
UNIT:196th LIB
E-MAIL: bronson@nji.com
MESSAGE:Stop by the DUSTOFF Message Board for info on a Medics/2FCorpsmen Reunion. Great page.


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DATE:17 Jul 97
RANK:COL
NAME:Tim Jackman
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:12th Evac, 9th Med Bn, 23rd Arvn Div, 15th Med Bn, RVN, 1 Med BN, 7th Med Bn, Korea
E-MAIL: timjackman@aol.com
MESSAGE:Was not assigned with DUSTOFF units but worked closely with them in KOR, RVN, and Germany. Was assignment officer for MSC aviators 82-85. Lifetime member of DUSTOFF. I respect and appreciate very much all that the "Dustoffers" have done for our soldiers.


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DATE:11 Jul 97
RANK:
NAME:Mike Gamauf
CALL SIGN:Dustoff 638
UNIT:377th Med. Co. (AA)
E-MAIL: mgamauf@ix.netcom.com
MESSAGE:With 377th DUSTOFF back in 81 to 83. I was a crewchief for about two years and enjoyed flying so much that I became a pilot. Davis Gaines delivered a baby girl over Ouijong-bu one night in 468 and I was along for the ride. I really had a true sense of purpose back then and knew that what I did was important. I also had a great time and acquired some of the best friends anyone can have. Best regards, Mike Gamauf (Dustoff 638 or better know as Mikes bird after we were told to paint our names on our aircraft). I also claim credit for the DUSTOFF jacket logo, the Hawaiian island name tag, and ripping off the rainbow name tag idea from some pilot from Hawaii (Moon Mullins).


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DATE:10 Jul 97
RANK:LTC (Ret.)
NAME:Quincy D. Sittingdown
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:
E-MAIL: qswrlama@kansas.net
MESSAGE:Flew for 498th and 237th 70-71.


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DATE:10 Jul 97
RANK:COL
NAME:Bud Hopkins
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:57th Air Ambulance Detachment
E-MAIL: budzilla@bellsouth.net
MESSAGE:I flew with the 57th in RVN from June 1966 to March 1967. Chuck Mateer was the Commander, Ed Preston was the Maintenance Officer, Jim Padgett, Jim Sanchez, Jim Ginn, Vince Ferandez (TC Officer), and Phil Livermore were among numerous pilots. We were housed at the Red Bull Inn in Saigon along with members of the 283rd (Jim Lombard, Mike Novosel, and others). Keep up the great work DUSTOFF Association.


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DATE:10 Jul 97
RANK:E-5
NAME:Michael Krska
CALL SIGN:324
UNIT:2F507 68th Sinai MFO
E-MAIL: j.krska@magick.net
MESSAGE:Flew with 68th, 2F507th, 82nd, and 101st in Sinai. Enjoyed the DUSTOFF page. Interested in hearing from anybody I served with.


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DATE:7 Jul 97
RANK:MAJ
NAME:Tom Parker
CALL SIGN:Dustoff 27 (26 and others)
UNIT:498th Med. Co.
E-MAIL: tparker@mail.utexas.edu
MESSAGE: Flew with 2nd Platoon 498th Med. Co. in Pleiku (1967) moved with platoon to An Son when 283rd took over Pleiku mission. Second tour started with 498th Med. Co. then took over 283rd Med. Det. (HA) in Tuy Hoa and moved the unit to Long Binh when the 45th Med. Co. (AA) stood down. Served remainder of 2nd tour with combined 283rd and 159th in Long Binh.


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DATE:1 Jul 97
RANK:CPL
NAME:J. Nystad
CALL SIGN:M-9
UNIT:NORMEDCOY
E-MAIL: jnystad@online.no
MESSAGE: Hi all DUSTOFF crews. I served in the Norwegian Medical Coy in Bosnia from Oct 95 to Feb 97. There we shared the garrison (Blue Factory) with the 236th Medical Company (AA) and the 45th Medical Company (AA). I worked in Operations and therefore got to know the different callsigns well as we launched SISU to support you guys on the ground during medevac operations. The teamwork between the Americans and Norwegians was unique and very good. Thanks for 15 really great months with a lot of fun and challenging missions. I hope I can go down there again and work with you guys and provide you with the Norwegian commo. Take Care.


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DATE:26 Jun 97
RANK:SP5
NAME:Richard Thorson
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:247th Medical Detachment (HA)
E-MAIL: rthorson@goldengate.net
MESSAGE: Flight Operations Coordinator from June 70 - August 71.


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DATE:26 Jun 97
RANK:CPL
NAME:Dave Doehrman
CALL SIGN:Clemson Song
UNIT:2C, 3rd Recon, USMC
E-MAIL: dadoehr@fortwayne.ini.net
MESSAGE: Served with Marine Recon at Khe Sanh in 67 and 68. I'm trying together information on Army units that served at Khe Sanh between 1962 and 1972. I have the names of 101 U.S. Army personnel that were KIA at Khe Sanh in that time period and I would like to get good unit info for memorial pages on my web site. I'm also looking for unit histories of Army units that served at Khe Sanh. You're all welcome to visit the Khe Sanh Veterans Home Page at http://www.geocities.com/heartland/7228.


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DATE:20 Jun 97
RANK:SSG
NAME:Thomas L. (Egor) Johnson
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:57th Med. Det.
E-MAIL: nwc@bitwise.net
MESSAGE: Looking for anyone who flew with me in 1965-1966 or 1967-1968.


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DATE:18 Jun 97
RANK:SP5
NAME:Randy Millican
CALL SIGN:Milkman
UNIT:159th DUSTOFF
E-MAIL: rkmill@swbell.net
MESSAGE: I was a medic with the 159th in Cu Chi and Tay Ninh from April 1969 to April 1970. Looking for any of the unit.


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DATE:10 Jun 97
RANK:CW2
NAME:Thomas A. Grubb
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:159th Med Det
E-MAIL: toma4@ix.netcom.com
MESSAGE: I was a pilot with the 159th Medical Detachment at CuChi.


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DATE:9 Jun 97
RANK:
NAME:Richard T. Downey
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 7
UNIT:237th Med. Det.
E-MAIL: dustoff7@creative-net.net
MESSAGE: The 237th Medical Detachment (MAST). The hottest missions and best crews!! "We come when it hurts!!"


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DATE:5 Jun 97
RANK:E-5
NAME:Doc Bronson
CALL SIGN:Alpha 2 Motel
UNIT:196th LIB
E-MAIL: bronson@nji.com
MESSAGE: Was a grunt medic and had to use you guys, as well as slicks, on a regular basis. Great site.


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DATE:2 Jun 97
RANK:
NAME:Gale Heaivilin
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:
E-MAIL: gheaivilin@aol.com
MESSAGE: I am doing research on Army Aviation Medical Companies. I wish to contact anyone, officer or enlisted (any grade), assigned to the 377th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) in Korea at any time during 1963. The more the better. Getting a lead on unit rosters, morning reports and/or unit history reports for that period also would be most helpful. Hope DUSTOFF can help. Thanks in advance for your assistance.


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DATE:2 Jun 97
RANK:MAJ
NAME:Rich Phillips
CALL SIGN:Flatiron 03
UNIT:Flatiron
E-MAIL: philr@txdirect.net
MESSAGE: Great home page. I've had the pleasure of flying with the 507th, 68th, and Flatiron. Now a Baylor Guy. Thanks for the homepage. Keep up the good work.


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DATE:1 Jun 97
RANK:SSG
NAME:Kenneth S. Kik
CALL SIGN:Kikst
UNIT:118th Aeromed
E-MAIL: kikks@ctrvax.vanderbilt.ed
MESSAGE: C Co. 229th ATK, Ft. Campbell, KY 84-86, UH-1 Crewchief 101st Avn Co. Fwd MFO Sinai Egypt 86-87, WH-1 Crewchief 188th AW TN Air Guard C-130A Crewchief 87-88, 118th AES TN Air Guard C-130A Flight Medic 88-89, Back to active Army flight medic 571st Med Det. (RA) 571st Med. Det. (RA) Ft. Carson CO 89-95, Honduras Mar 91-Jun91, Bright Start Aug 91-Jan 92. Total 1311 hours in UH-1. ETS again back to Tennessee Guard, AA Co 107th Avn 67Y, 67N Crewchief 95-96. 118th AES again aeromedical evacuation Tech. 96-present. Working full time with Vanderbilt University Life Flight 1-800-288-8111.


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DATE:29 May 97
RANK:
NAME:Bobby Akers
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:
E-MAIL: akers4@airmail.net
MESSAGE: I saw your dustoff page and thought it was excellent. I read where you have contact with two Australian medics. Is there a way you could send them my email address, or vice versa? A buddy of mine was near the Chu Lai area in CAP 1-2-4 and is searching for an Australian corpsman who was with their squad for a while. Any other information on the Australian corpsmen would be greatly appreciated.


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DATE:27 May 97
RANK:E-4
NAME:Joe Krier
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:498th DUSTOFF
E-MAIL: sgood@trib.com
MESSAGE: Crewchief with 498th from 1970-1971. Have been in contact with "Gentle Ben" from Montana. Anyone else out there?


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DATE:25 May 97
RANK:SP4
NAME:Rob Ellin
CALL SIGN:MC114
UNIT:571st DUSTOFF
E-MAIL: rellin@nwlink.com
MESSAGE: 1970-1971. 571st DUSTOFF based at Camp Haskins, DaNang.


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DATE:25 May 97
RANK:CW2
NAME:Robert E. Madore
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 69er
UNIT:498th Air Ambulance
E-MAIL: bob@dexis.net
MESSAGE: July 1968-1969. 498th Air Ambulance, 34th Medical Group, Republic of Vietnam. Flew most of II Corps and lower part of I Corps.


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DATE:24 May 97
RANK:
NAME:Glen Mylne
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:45th Medical Co.
E-MAIL: gmylne@onthenet.com.au
MESSAGE: 1970 Aussie attached to 45th. Reattached with 45th to 1st Cav for Cambodia push in 1970.


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DATE:24 May 97
RANK:E4
NAME:Dick Sweet
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:Eagle
E-MAIL:res8@cornell
MESSAGE: I was not flight slotted, sorry guys (infantry trained). However I spent a lot of time in the air with my best friends. They included Eddie Williams, Davie Johnson, Jesse Wisdom, and a lot of others I don't remember.


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DATE:24 May 97
RANK:SGT
NAME:Hollis
CALL SIGN:USMC
UNIT:C Co.
E-MAIL:Hollis6475@aol.com
MESSAGE: Got to ride with you dudes in northern I Corps and central DMZ. Am proud to have done so.


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DATE:11 May 97
RANK:
NAME:Joe Muharsky
CALL SIGN:
E-MAIL:http://www.mwweb.com/ndc
MESSAGE: I am a veteran of the Vietnam war, U.S. Navy Black Berets. I was an RD2 and was a forward machine gunner on Swift Boats. I recently started a business, New Dimensions Computing, repairing old photographs by computer. I have lots of military photos on my Web site www.mwweb.com/ndc. Please check it out. I give a discount to repair all military photos. Oh my page are some pictures of WO1 Dale A. Pearce. he is MIA 17 May 71. He was a DUSTOFF pilot. I recently restored a picture for a gal of her brother. He was KIA 27 Sep 70. That picture is on my website also. He was also a DUSTOFF pilot. He was CW2 Robert O. Hill Jr. I did them for her for free as a tribute to her brother. She has seen your Web page and asked if I would do a transparency of her brother with the picture on your page.


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DATE:10 May 97
RANK:Lady
NAME:Mindy Knight mindy.jpg 4.4 K
CALL SIGN:Blue Bird
E-MAIL:bluebird@ptd.net
MESSAGE: Mindy writes in reference to finding information about her brother, CWO Robert O. Hill, killed 27 Sep 70: I have been in touch with the Dustoff Assoc...Joe "Doc" has been a tremendous help to us!!!! He is the Dustoff Historian. I have also been in touch with the VHPA and the VHCMA. Thanks again... the search is going well... even though slow, but that is to be expected. Bob's unit, 237th Med, was very small one.