Hello to all DUSTOFFers and family members.
The 2004 DUSTOFF Reunion is just around the corner. As
you all know, it will be the 25th
DUSTOFF Reunion. The Executive Committee and a small group of overachieving
volunteers, led by Jim Truscott, Rob Howe and Doug Moore, are pulling it all
together. We tentatively have Peter Arnett and Horst Faas on tap to be the
guest speakers. Jim has assured me there will be something for everybody:
old, new, and sometimes blue DUSTOFFers. So mark your calendars and plan on
Those who attended last year’s Reunion will remember that
the DUSTOFF Association is supporting an initiative to recognize the “medics
in the back.” This will be in the form of either awarding the Combat Medics
Badge or having a new badge coined and awarded. Currently, a bill, sponsored
by Senator Arlen Specter, R-PA, is before Congress to direct the Department
of Defense to institute the award. We hope it will pass, and we should know
by the Reunion.
The editor of the DUSTOFFer told me to keep my comments
short, so I will close with “Don’t forget to vote for the Hall of Fame
Nominees.” Dan and Huey assured me there would be no “Hanging Chads.”
See you at the Reunion!