DATE:30 Dec 97
RANK:CW2
NAME:Terry Zinger
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 32
UNIT:498th Med. Co. (AA)
E-MAIL: zingercon@aol.com
MESSAGE:Was with the 498th (Lane Field near Qui Nhon) JUN 68 through FEB 70. Served with lots of great guys to include LTC Dick Scott, one of the best. Down in the weeds 3 times but got out virtually "clean." Any other war stories will have to be saved for the bar.


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DATE:30 Dec 97
RANK:CPT
NAME:Bob Dingley
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 100
UNIT:254th Med. Det. (HA)
E-MAIL: MaxNr@aol.com
MESSAGE:Was with 498th Med. Co. in Feb-Mar 1969. 254th Med/ Det/ Mar-Aug 1969. Crash Rescue, Ft. Wolters, TX for the last year of operation (1973).


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DATE:30 Dec 97
RANK:CW2
NAME:Lee Westbrook
CALL SIGN:Safety Six
UNIT:57th Med. Det. (HA)
E-MAIL: glad13@airmail.net
MESSAGE:119th AHC Jan 68 - Jun 68, 57th AHC Jun 68 - Jan 69, 57th Med. Det. (HA) 29 Apr 71 - Mar 72. Sorry about the way I acted guys. Nice site. Well done.


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DATE:29 Dec 97
RANK:CWO
NAME:"Hoot" Gipson
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 39
UNIT:283d Med. Det. (HA)
E-MAIL: Gequus@aol.com
MESSAGE:Joined Dustoff by extending my tour in 1965 after talking to MAJ Glenn Williams. Served until shortly after my roommate Joe Fulghum was killed in action 2 Feb 1967. I then extended for the fourth and final time to fly guns with the 334th "UTT" so I could shoot back for a change. I taught Mike Novosel everything he knows !!! Just kidding Mike.


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DATE:28 Dec 97
RANK:CW3
NAME:Brian P. Cohoon
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 25
UNIT:54TH Med. Co. (AA), Ft. Lewis, WA 1993-1996
E-MAIL: BPHOON@IX.NETCOM.COM
MESSAGE:I Was a Flight Standardization Officer (IFE) with the 54th Med. from early 1993 to late 1996. I also spent two years as a flight medic with the 82nd Med. Det. (HA), Ft. Riley, from mid 1978 to mid 1980 before flight school. In between I flew slicks, General Support, and AH-1 for about six years. During my tour with the 54th I personally flew more than thirty actual hoist missions in the Cascades, northern California and northwestern Montana, all without accident or incident. I don't know how many hoist missions the unit, as a whole, flew while I was there, but it had to be in the three figures. The unit, as a whole, had no accidents during my tour there - something I'm very proud of and something I like to think my training had something to do with. My best mission was two weeks of wild land fire support with the U.S. Forest Service in northwest Montana (The Kootenai National Forest) in the late summer of 1994. Flew over 25 hours of actual mission time and seven hoist missions covering an area roughly two million acres in size in thirteen days. Excellent crews, excellent support, excellent mission. I retired in February 1997 and am now a sales manager for a sheet metal company supplying HVAC ductwork and fittings for commercial and industrial applications in the San Diego area. I sorely miss my time in the air, and my time in DUSTOFF in particular, but am adequately challenged in what I'm doing now. I'll try to keep in touch.


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DATE:28 Dec 97
RANK:SGT
NAME:James Kelly Meyers
CALL SIGN:Batman
UNIT:Det. 1, 24TH Med. (AA)
E-MAIL: COMBATMEDIC@WEBTV.NET
MESSAGE: Great page. Appreciate all DUSTOFF personel and the service they have performed and are currently performing. I have been with Medevac for three years now, as a medic, and will retire with DUSTOFF. Thanks for the great page. I will join soon and will send you our patch.


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DATE:23 Dec 97
RANK:CW4
NAME:James N. Seals
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 158
UNIT:157 Med. Det. (HA)
E-MAIL: travisbernritter@worldnet.att.net
MESSAGE: I flew with DUSTOFF from 1970-1971 out of Chu Chi.


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DATE:21 Dec 97
RANK:E-5
NAME:Paul W. Ferguson
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:498th Medical Company (AA)
E-MAIL: usaret@videotron.ca
MESSAGE:I flew with the 498th from August 1969-September 1970. I was a medic in the first flight plt. Because I was one of those Canadians who volunteered to go to Viet Nam I was often referred to as "THE CRAZY CANUCK." I reenlisted in March of 71 and served with the 17th Acav. Unfortunately, I was wounded quite badly and was retired from the Army. I would love to get in touch with some of my old friends whose names I unfortunately forget. Best time of my life flying with the greatest people on this earth.


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DATE:20 Dec 97
RANK:MSGT
NAME:Floyd Sears
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:
E-MAIL: fsears@bellsouth.net
MESSAGE:The Retired Military Advocate encourages all Retired Military Veterans to participate in a letter writing campaign, to their Congressional Representatives, respectfully demanding restoration of promised medical care. Please view my web page and participate in Project Broken Promise E-Mail Call. I am Floyd H. Sears, MSGT, USAF, 1951-1971, (Retired) -- http://www.veteranscity.com/advocate --. THE UNITED STATES of AMERICA MUST NEVER FORGET THAT WHICH IS OWED TO ITS MILITARY VETERANS. --- This is the war I'm trying to win at this time.


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DATE:17 Dec 97
RANK:
NAME:Paul W. Ferguson
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:498th Med. Co. (AA)
E-MAIL: usaret@videotron.ca
MESSAGE: I would like to extend my best wishes to all who served in DUSTOFF.  I served in the 498th from August 1969 until September 1970.  I was a medic and I flew with the first flight plt.  I would love to get in contact with any members who served with me during that time .  Actually, if anyone has any orders for an AIR MEDAL with my name on it I would appreciate getting a copy of them as I was never given any orders for them when I was discharged. Hope everyone will have good holidays and anticipate hearing from you soon.


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DATE:10 Dec 97
RANK:SP5
NAME:Leslie L.Palmer
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:15th Medical Bn., 1 Cav Div.
E-MAIL: palmer5@pacbell.net
MESSAGE:Was with Air Amb Plt., HSC 15th Medical Bn., 1 Cav Div. in 1969.


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DATE:6 Dec 97
RANK:CW2
NAME:Milton E. Paul
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 47
UNIT:498 Medical Company (AA)
E-MAIL: mepaul@rt66.com
MESSAGE:Looking for fellow pilots or crew members who served in 498th from Aug 68-Aug 69. Please e-mail.


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DATE:3 Dec 97
RANK:SSG
NAME:Jim Peeler
CALL SIGN:DOC
UNIT:670 Air Amb. Dustoff TNG
E-MAIL: Dustoff670@aol.com
MESSAGE:Joined the 670th TNG after Nam but flew misson for the state. Looking for downed aircraft in the Great Smokies Mountain National Park. The hardest mission was an auto weck (MVA); lost two, that's enough.


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DATE:2 Dec 97
RANK:E-4
NAME:Mike Forti
CALL SIGN:Blackhorse
UNIT:11th Armored Cav.
E-MAIL: jemforti@iinc.com
MESSAGE:Served as RTO with 11TH ACR 1970-1971. Contacted Long Bihn DUSTOFF every day to get our wounded out. Sorry I put a Priority or Urgent category on any wounded Blackhorse Trooper but it was always urgent to us. Thanks for the audio flashback. GREAT JOB GUYS.


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DATE:29 Nov 97
RANK:COL
NAME:Ernie Sylvester
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 10, 56
UNIT:57th, 498th, 54th, 68th, 237th, 507th, 50th, and 61st Med Bn.
E-MAIL: e.sylvester@fwbnet.com
MESSAGE:Hi. Just wanted wish everyone a Happy Holiday season.


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DATE:29 Nov 97
RANK:Aadc
NAME:Blaine Faulkenberry
CALL SIGN:Nurd
UNIT:CGAS San Diego
E-MAIL: faulk@tnl-online.com
MESSAGE:Was very privileged to serve with a great bunch of folks in 54th Med. Det., 82-83 (eighteen mos.) Ft. Lewis, and around the 377th Med folks at K-16, Korea, 83-84. Learned a lot which served as a good base; now an E-7 with the Coast Guard.


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DATE:28 Nov 97
RANK:LTC
NAME:Huey Lang
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 6
UNIT:498th Medical Company (AA)
E-MAIL: hlang@cybertron.com
MESSAGE:


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DATE:25 Nov 97
RANK:E-5
NAME:James Dostal
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF
UNIT:57th Med. Det.
E-MAIL: DOSTAL482@aol.com
MESSAGE:Was with 159th Med. Det. at 93rd Evac. Hospital. Went to the 57th Med. Det. and became Tech. Inspector at Hotel 3. Harvey Hueter was our C.O. Wish we can all get back together soon. See you at Randy's Pizza, Saigon.


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DATE:19 Nov 97
RANK:SGT
NAME:James Boyett
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:82nd Med.
E-MAIL: jdkboy@flinthills.com
MESSAGE:


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DATE:19 Nov 97
RANK:CW3
NAME:Arthur Laguna
CALL SIGN:Spartin
UNIT:12th Medical Company (AA)
E-MAIL: lagunafamily@sprintmail.com
MESSAGE:


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DATE:13 Nov 97
RANK:E-4
NAME:Allen Rummel
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:82nd Med.
E-MAIL: AR63@aol.com
MESSAGE:


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DATE:12 Nov 97
RANK:SSG
NAME:James L. Scott
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:57th Med. Det.
E-MAIL: jlscott@belsouth.net
MESSAGE:I was with 57th Med. Det. in 1965-66 and then in Flat Iron for the next year. After that I was in 601th Trans. Bn. at Da Nang. I don't want to tell you how I won the war but that I did do my part.


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DATE:12 Nov 97
RANK:Yes
NAME:Sherman Breeden
CALL SIGN:SNORE
UNIT:15 Med. Bn (1st Cav)
E-MAIL: SNORE@VABCH.COM
MESSAGE:Enjoy these pages and appreciate all you have done for others. Snore. P.S. I served with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam in 1969 & 70. I was assigned to the HHC Co., 1st. Cavalry Division when first arriving in PhoucVinh, South Vietnam. I was a crew chief for General Casey. I volunteered to go to Medevac, 15th Medical Battalion, 1st. Cav. Div., PhoucVinh. I served with a bunch of nice people in both places and would like to re-new old friendships and swap tales of the unknown. I have acquired names of a lot of people who served at the same time. Some of us have had contact with others for a long time and some are still out there searching. My ultimate goal is to bring everyone together, either by e-mail or snail mail. We would like eventually to have a reunion. This may be very difficult considering so many are spread across the country.


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DATE:12 Nov 97
RANK:CWO
NAME:Michael B. Hilliard
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 80
UNIT:82nd Med. Det.
E-MAIL: mghilliard@worldnet.att.net
MESSAGE:I flew with the 82nd Med. from Nov 1968 to Nov 1969. I was based at Soc Trang and later at Navy Binh Thuy. I want to thank the crew chiefs and medics I flew with for making it possible to accomplish our mission. We supported the Vietnamese soldiers and civilians for the most part. These guys risked their lives day in and day out no matter what the patient's nationality. Once we had a patient on board, they could actually bring them back to life through the extraordinary care they provided. The crew chiefs assisted the medics in this care. Thanks also to the LSI maintenance crews for keeping our ships in tip-top shape. It made those night flights to the U-Minh forest a little less tense knowing the ships weren't getting ready to fall apart. There were many aircraft commanders that helped show me the ropes and give me the tools to keep us all alive when I made AC. Special thanks to CPT Rex Starr, CPT Sam McLamb, and the late CWO Ross Hoopchuck.


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DATE:11 Nov 97
RANK:
NAME:Philip Pace
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:45th Med Det (AA)
E-MAIL:philp@silverlink
MESSAGE:I was a medic assigned to the 3rd Field Hosp, attached to the 45th between May 70 and Dec 70. My orentation flight was on a ship with a crewchief with the last name of Dennis. I was then assigned to a ship that supported the navy river boats. This was the best assignment while in country.


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DATE:10 Nov 97
RANK:
NAME:Wendy Jennings
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:121st Med. Co.
E-MAIL:wjngs@iwinet.com
MESSAGE:I am a new (and very green) member of the 121st Med. Co. out of Davison airfield at Ft Belvoir, VA.  I have almost 10 years experience as a medic of one sort or another, as well as many years as a willing passenger/copilot in small (Cessna 172ish) fixed wings, but helicoptors are all new... as is flight medicine.  I have tons to learn.


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DATE:6 Nov 97
RANK:WO
NAME:Donald G. Study
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 712
UNIT:237th Med. Det.
E-MAIL:dstudy@mosquitonet.com
MESSAGE:Flew out of Quang Tri, Vietnam 69-70. DMZ Dustoff


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DATE:6 Nov 97
RANK:E-5
NAME:Thomas E. Moorman
CALL SIGN:Phubai Dustoff
UNIT:571st Med Detachment
E-MAIL:tom@theonramp.net
MESSAGE:I was with the 571st Med. Detachment from August, 1970 to August, 1971. I was a 67N20 and flew for about five months. Will never forget the HOT missions and especially Lam Son 719. Did I spell Lam Son right?


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DATE:5 Nov 97
RANK:E-5
NAME:David Dennis
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:45th Med. Det. (AA)
E-MAIL:d.l.dennis@usa.net
MESSAGE:In country 6-69 to 9-70. Crew chief on 398 for the last 12 months of tour. I just found your site but have to go. I'll be back.


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DATE:1 Nov 97
RANK:SP5
NAME:Richard E. Knupp
CALL SIGN:DOUST-OFF 060
UNIT:82 Medical Detachment
E-MAIL:jughd@yahoo.com
MESSAGE:I was a crewchief on DUSTOFF 060 with a nut by the name of Alee Thorton in January 1967-January 1968.


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DATE:31 Oct 97
RANK:CW2
NAME:Tommy Kearns
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:145th Med Det/345th Med Co
E-MAIL:coptercop@Juno.com
MESSAGE:Flew with the 145th Med Det at Ft. Benning, Ga. during Desert Storm while the 498th was deployed to Saudi. Supported the Mountain Ranger Camp and the Florida Ranger Camp, Columbus Med Center's neonatal unit. Performed 2 hoist extractions in the mountains, and flew lots of babies. Hats off to the crews of the 498th @ Benning. Flew during the relief operations in south Florida after hurricane Andrew. It's a shame that we were deactivated 2 years ago. Served as an OH-58A/C crewchief at Ft. Riley, KS from 83-85 in A Co., 1st Avn Bn (Attack). Look forward to hearing from anyone who was at Riley or Benning then.


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DATE:30 Oct 97
RANK:WO (then)
NAME:Jim Siverd
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 30
UNIT:498th Med.
E-MAIL:jsiverd@camber.com
MESSAGE:  Flew with 498th from Jun 69 to Jun 70. Arrived as punk teenager, left a man.  Lots of field site time, night time, nurse time, and hoist missions from  LZs English, Uplift, An Khe, Tuy Hoa, Maimi Beach.  Now manage systems engineering division that supports PEO-AV and the Aviation and Missile Command in Huntsville.  Most formative time of my life was as a DustOff pilot.


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DATE:26 Oct 97
RANK:
NAME:Dan S. Halliday "Doc Halliday."
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:237th Med. Det.
E-MAIL:DOCHAL@aol.com
MESSAGE:I flew air ambulances in Vietnam in 1971 with 237th Dustoff as a crew chief.  We flew DMZ Dustoff then moved to the central highlands at Qui Nhon.  I was there from March 1971 to March 1972. While we flew DMZ Dustoff we flew out of Hue, Quang Tri, Kason (sp?).  In the central highlands we flew out of Tuy Hoa, Pleiku at Camp Holloway. My medic was George "Shag" Shaughnessy and haven't seen him for 26 years.  If anyone knows his whereabouts please e-mail me with the information and possibly let him know that I am looking for him. I live at 1461 Stanley Drive, Ripon, California  95366.


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DATE:25 Oct 97
RANK:SP6
NAME:John A. DeArmin
CALL SIGN:Dust Off Recovery
UNIT:45th, 159th, 283rd, 57th
E-MAIL:dstof@surfshop.net
MESSAGE:I was a Tech Inspector and ran our own recovery team out of Long Binh. I was first assigned to the 45th and after shipping them home was transfered to the 283rd. I shipped them home and was asigned to the 159th. Then the originals, the 57th. The units were brought in to Long Binh and then shipped out of Hotel 3 at Siagon. I got to know many of the Dust-Off people. I would like to find CPT Wyse, SP5 Witherspoon, CPT John R. Seidel, CW2 Allen, CW2 Strickland, CW2 Larson (Super Chief), and SP6 Mike Quinn. Any help would be appreciated. DUST OFF We flew that they might Live. I am trying to put together a web site now named J.D.'s BUNKER. Will let you know when its done. We may not have been many but we made a great contribution to our fellow aviators and the men on the ground. God Bless all of you and stay low and fast.


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DATE:25 Oct 97
RANK:CW2
NAME:David W. Creech
CALL SIGN:Dustoff 22
UNIT:214th Med Det, Panama
E-MAIL:dwcreech@double-deuce.net
MESSAGE:50th Medical Company "EAGLE DUSTOFF", 101st Airborne Division, Ft Campbell, KY 1994-97. 214th Medical Detachment "WARRIOR DUSTOFF", 1-228th Aviation Battalion, Ft. Kobbe, Panama 1997-present.


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DATE:25 Oct 97
RANK:SP4
NAME:Tom Mullen
CALL SIGN:Falcon 007
UNIT:155th Assault Helicopter Company
E-MAIL:tmullen@miworld.net
MESSAGE:I was with the 155th Assault Helicopter Company (Vietnam) from Dec. 67 thru August 69. I am interested in locating anyone who may have information concerning one of our slicks (tail number 392) which was shot down on an SOG mission across the fence on May 23, 1969 while working with Air Force Green Hornet gunships. We were the second set of gunships on station that day and when we arrived there were several SOG team members, as well as three of our crew members, still on the ground (pilot, co-pilot, and crew chief) who was pinned between the ground and the transmission of the aircraft. All were evacuated except the crew chief; we were told they would need heavy equipment to move the transmission in order to remove him. The entire action was done under very heavy NVA contact. The crew chief could not be moved and Dustoff (we were told out of Song Be) had to leave the area because they were low on fuel. The crew chief, SP5 Armando Ramirez had to be left on the ground. We left the area and returned to Duc Lap to rearm and refuel with the intention of returning as soon as that was accomplished. A bad weather front pushed thru the area before we could return and we had to wait 2 days before we could get back in there. When we were able to return the NVA had cut a road to the crash site and removed the aircraft "Hondo" is still listed as MIA today. If possible I would like to find any, or all, of the Dustoff crew who flew that mission and thank them for their efforts that day. "Hondo" is gone but remembered daily by the crews of Falcon 077.


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DATE:17 Oct 97
RANK:CPL
NAME:Tuli
CALL SIGN:Tuli
UNIT:45 Medical Company
E-MAIL:tuli@ansbach.netsurf.de
MESSAGE:Somalia 1993, Bosnia 1995 to present.


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DATE:14 Oct 97
RANK:SP4
NAME:Joe Krier
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:
E-MAIL:jkrier@rocketmail.com
MESSAGE:With the 498th Medical in 70-71. CE for about 6 months the rest of tour my was in maintenance. Looking for anyone who may have served during the same time frame.


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DATE:12 Oct 97
RANK:SFC
NAME:Scott A. Spiva
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:507th Medical Company (AA)
E-MAIL:spivas@vvm.com
MESSAGE:Assigned to the 159th Med Co (AA) in July 1992, attached to HHD, 421st Med Evac Bn. Flew in Somalia with the 159th and in Bosnia with the 236th and 45th. Received the Dustoff Crew member of the Year award for 1996. Really enjoyed the Dustoff Reunion this year, looking forward to the next one. Now assigned to the 507th Med Co (AA) since July 97.


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DATE:10 Oct 97
RANK:CPT
NAME:Jerry W. Puckett
CALL SIGN:Dustoff 06
UNIT:214th Med Det
E-MAIL:jpuckett@sinfo.net
MESSAGE:57th Med. Det. Section Leader 89-93. The lost years 93-95. 507th Med. Co. 95-96. 214th Med. Det. 96-present.


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DATE:10 Oct 97
RANK:
NAME:Jon Martin
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:283rd Med. Det.
E-MAIL:panthers@salisbury.net
MESSAGE:I served with the 283rd in Alaska 80-82,the 377th 2nd Platoon in Korea 84-87,and FLATIRON at Ft. Rucker from 87 until my ETS in 89. I served as a Flight Medic (91B2FY1). I am now a civillian Paramedic Supervisor here in North Carolina. It would be great hearing from anyone that I served with.


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DATE:9 Oct 97
RANK:Civilian
NAME:Robert Jones
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:
E-MAIL:robert@telmarcorp.com
MESSAGE:I was the civilian team leader of the Lsi Maintenance Detachment attached to the 82d Med. Det. in Soc Trang and Binh Thuy Navy.  We worked with Don Bissell, Sam McLamb, Pappy Novasel, Armond Simmons, and others about that time frame.  We all considered it a privilege to be associated with this fine organization.  Never saw braver or more dedicated personnel.  Hope everyone is doing well.


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DATE:9 Oct 97
RANK:
NAME:Sue Sullivan
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:
E-MAIL:kelly4@enc-1.com
MESSAGE:My name is Sue Sullivan and I'm an associate member of VVA Chapter #494 in Bay City, Michigan. Our chapter is undertaking a project to bring in a Dustoff helicopter, and have it mounted on a stanchion near the Vietnam Memorial. We are to start fund raising efforts soon. If you or any member of the Dustoff Association could give us any kind of help or guidance in this matter, it would be deeply appreciated. Also if you know of any of your members who are from Michigan that you could put us in touch with, please let us know. If and when we get it here, we will need an expert to help us set it up correctly. Thanks in advance for any help you can give us.


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DATE:7 Oct 97
RANK:SP4
NAME:Dan Peters
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:159th Dustoff
E-MAIL:depeterspac@aol.com
MESSAGE:I flew with 159th Dustoff in Cu Chi from Feb thru June 1968. Was the medic when WO1 John Supple was killed, and CWO Peters (No relation) was flying. John was flying his 1st LZ on 1st up mission on a Garwood Pumpkin Call (5th Spec. Forces) mission. No supressive fire was given. Naturally interested in meeting others assigned to unit at the same time.


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DATE:3 Oct 97
RANK:
NAME:Doug Blake
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:498th Med. Co.
E-MAIL:dsblake@bright.net
MESSAGE:Flew with 498th Medical Company from Dec 66 - Jul 67 and again Sep 68 - Jul 69.


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DATE:24 Sep 97
RANK:SGT
NAME:Mark R. Thomas
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:498th Medical Company
E-MAIL:MThomas876@aol.com
MESSAGE:Flew as UH-1V crewchief with 498th Medical Company at Fort Benning, GA from December 1980 until December 1983 and with the 68th Medical Detachment at Hickam AFB, Hawaii from January 1984 until December 1986. DUSTOFF all the way!


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DATE:24 Sep 97
RANK:WO1
NAME:Michael C. Fiala
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:50th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Fort Campbell, KY
E-MAIL:ltlbear@compu.net
MESSAGE:Well I'm flying with 50th Med out in the great land of Fort Campbell, KY. I haven't won the war...YET! I am fresh out of flight school, just made RL1. Finally I am a real live pilot, not just a flight student pilot in training. I love this mission. You guys who came before, my hat is off to you. I hope to keep this proud tradition alive. I came in the Army in 87; started off as a grunt dreaming about the sky. Thanks to the Warrant program I was able to fly, not just jump out and count to four. For all the guys who went before me, you are real heroes. To my good friend 1LT Scott Cummings, I miss you buddy. Even for an LT you were a good guy. Scott was killed in a Huey crash at Rucker during nights. Take care friend. God bless.


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DATE:19 Sep 97
RANK:SSG
NAME:Jim Stinson
CALL SIGN:Jim
UNIT:HHC 2/108th Infantry
E-MAIL:arngmedic@aol.com
MESSAGE:Sorry guys, no combat experience. 16 years NY Army National Guard. Been involved in many peace-time evacs, both military and civilian. Have many Huey hours and very little Black Hawk experience. Oddly most of my time in the air is as a grunt, my medical experience has been treating and loading. I've been civilian medic for about 12 years and traded in 11B for 91B a few years ago. I love being a medic and I love choppers, especially Huey. Most of all I love helping people. Even though I have been fortunate enough to miss combat (too young) I have a profound respect for our Vets. I feel deeply honored to have been able to treat sick and injured soldiers. They are my motivation to maintain proficiency.


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DATE:13 Sep 97
RANK:SFC
NAME:Don Toscano
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:82 Med Det.
E-MAIL:dtoscano@soback.kornet.nm.kr.
MESSAGE:I'm stationed in Seoul, Korea as the Security Manager for the 18th Medical Command. I was looking for folks that flew Medevac with me at the 82d Med Det, Fort Riley KS from 1982-1985, USA Avn Det, Camp Zama, Japan, from 85-91, and the 229d Med Det Ft. Drum from 91-94, your help is greatly appreciated. Mailing address is HHC 18th MEDCOM, Box 459, APO AP 96205, and phone DSN 736-5189.


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DATE:12 Sep 97
RANK:CW2
NAME:Bill Garner
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:HQ 1 ID, Quan Loi
E-MAIL:bilalibi@yell.com
MESSAGE:Didn't fly, crashed once, as a passenger in a LOH. DUSTOFF medevaced me to 93rd Evac, Long Binh, Sep 68. Just wanted to pass on a belated Mucho Gracias to that young WO1 who pulled me out.


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DATE:7 Sep 97
RANK:SP5
NAME:William Zinkeler
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:247th Med. Det. (HA)
E-MAIL:zinkeler@aol.com
MESSAGE:Entered country June 69 and extended to Oct 70. Was assigned to 45th Med. Co. (AA) and reassigned to 247th Med. Det. (HA). Was assigned to 247th for entire tour. The 247th was still at Dongtam support, 9th Inf. when I joined the unit. It moved to A Company H.Q.s for a short time before being reassigned to Vungtow and then moved to Phang Rang. My duty assignment was 67N (Crew Chief) and I crewed on several different UH-1H aircraft. During this time, I flew on 625 aerial missions and logged 1,158 flight hours. Note: My aircraft was nicknamed the O.D. Green Machine.


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DATE:6 Sep 97
RANK:Yes
NAME:Sherman Breeden
CALL SIGN:Snore
UNIT:15th Medical Battalion
E-MAIL:snore@vabch.com
MESSAGE:Enjoy the pages and appreciate all you have done for others. Snore.
P.S. My name is Sherman Breeden, I served with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam in 1969 & 70. I was assigned to the HHC Co., 1st. Cavalry Division when first arriving in PhoucVinh, South Vietnam. I was a crew chief for General Casey. I volunteered to go to Medevac (15th Medical Battalion, 1st. Cav. Div., PhoucVinh). I served with a bunch of nice people in both places and would like to re-new old friendships and swap tales of the unknown. I have acquired names of a lot of people who served at the same time. Some of us have had contact with others for a long time and some are still out there searching. My ultimate goal is to bring everyone together, either by e-mail or snail mail. We would like eventually to have a reunion. This may be very difficult considering so many are spread across the country.


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DATE:5 Sep 97
RANK:COL (Ret.)
NAME:Charles (Skip) Champion
CALL SIGN:DUSTOFF 36 and 6 (Grafenwoehr)
UNIT:45th (69-70), 15th (71-74)
E-MAIL:chchampion@aol.com
MESSAGE:Was the 3rd Platoon Leader, 45th Med. Co. (Air Amb.), Vung Tau and Long Binh, Jul 69-Jul70, Captain at the time. Commander of the 15th Med. Det. (RA), Grafenwoehr, FRG, Dec 71-Dec 74. Also Captain. Continued to be an Aeromed (DUSTOFF) pilot for 25 years - unfortunately only half of those years in the cockpit and half of that in staff flight jobs. DUSTOFF will always be what was best about the time in the Army.


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DATE:5 Sep 97
RANK:SP5
NAME:Neal Caspersen
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:45th
E-MAIL:tammy@pcola.gulf.net
MESSAGE:I was a crew chief from 1970-1971.


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DATE:4 Sep 97
RANK:1LT
NAME:Jeff Gower
CALL SIGN:
UNIT:15th Med. Det.
E-MAIL:pgzaa@redrose.net
MESSAGE:Looking for former members of 15th Med. I served as a flight medic with the 15th in Grafenwohr 84-88. Worked with a lot of great people and would like to get in touch with them again.


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DATE:1 Sep 97
RANK:MAJ
NAME:Bryant E. Harp
CALL SIGN:Witch Doctor 6
UNIT:571st Med. Co (AA)
E-MAIL:harpb@aol.com
MESSAGE:Hi.