Dan Gower

Vietnam DUSTOFF Series on TV

Since 1983, Lou Reda Productions has worked hard to preserve and share America’s military history through film. The company has been a longtime collaborator with networks including the History Channel and National Geographic, producing high-quality, non-fiction programming. Currently, we are hoping to be in pre-production for a Vietnam series for television.  We  are looking for …

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MEDEVAC Aircraft 995 Helicopter Capability Development Tool Unveiling

By: Cpt. Marjorie A. Evans and Sgt. 1st Class Billy Raines Fort Rucker, Alabama—An unveiling ceremony for the Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) Aircraft 26995 Capability Development Tool was hosted on Fort Rucker, Alabama, on April 14, 2022 by the Medical Evacuation Concepts & Capabilities Division (MECCD), Medical Capability Development Integration Directorate (MED CDID). The historic occasion …

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COL Roger M. Weed

Roger Martin Weed was born February 26, 1943 in the Village of Warsaw, New York to Florence and Walter Weed. Roger was raised in Arlington, Texas. He was active in Boy Scouts, an Eagle Scout and a member of the Order of the Arrow. He graduated from Arlington High School in 1961. Roger graduated from …

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Stephen Peth

LTC Stephen Boyer Peth enlisted as a Private and rose to Lieutenant Colonel. Serving as a Warrant Officer with the 159th Medical Detachment in Vietnam, he evacuated 3006 patients. In one four-day period, he logged 51 missions and evacuated 251 seriously wounded patients. Of his 3579 flying hours, 1639 were combat hours. His extraordinary heroism …

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Scott Heintz

COL David “Scott” Heintz’s exemplary 26-year career embodies the DUSTOFF tradition. He set the foundation for the Army’s Aeromedical Evacuation transition into the 21st century.  As commander of D Company, 326th Medical Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) his company was the first MEDEVAC company to arrive in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert …

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David MacDonald

COL David MacDonald’s distinguished 25-year military career was marked with lasting contributions to MEDEVAC structure, doctrine, and materiel across the full spectrum of military operations. As a Medical Evacuation Battalion Commander, Department of Army Staff Officer and Director of Medical Evacuation Proponency Directorate; he preserved the DUSTOFF Legacy while adapting the MEDEVAC mission for the …

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LTG Quinn Becker

In Vietnam, LTG Quinn H. Becker commanded the 15th Medical Battalion, parent unit of the famed  1st Cavalry Division’s Air Ambulance Platoon.  This introduction to helicopter medical evacuation led to his career-long support of the DUSTOFF mission.  An orthopedic surgeon by training and a senior flight surgeon, he was a self-described field doctor.  His credibility …

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