Dan Gower

James Ihli

James H. Ihli, 68, of Boise, passed away 29 Mar 10 at the VA hospital in Boise. He attended New Mexico Military Institute on a ROTC scholarship where he also played football. He was graduated from Idaho State University in 1965. He entered the Army March 66, and spent 5 years in the service -19 …

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Brent Towne

Almost two years ago, our beloved crewchief, Brent Towne, was in a terrible car accident which left him with extensive brain damage.  His family has him brought home to Nevada from Hawaii, and yesterday (2-10-04) his fight ended.  He will be missed so. There are no words to express the thankfulness I have towards you …

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Fred Duncan

Fred Duncan, life member of DUSTOFF Association since 2003 died of complications of a disease resembling ALS on February 8, 2005. Fred, as a 17-year-old merchant marine, served his country during WW II aboard Liberty Ships with one of the Aviation Repair Units in the South Pacific. His work in his later years brought to …

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Richard Hock

You’ll possibly remember Richard Hock who was the medic who stood in as Godfather for little baby Kathleen in the 3rd Field Hospital and was a key part of “In the Shadow of the Blade” and the reunion between Kathleen and those who saved her life 34 years before. A DUSTOFF crew (the pilot was …

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Neil Lankford

Lt. Colonel John McNeil Lankford (‘Neil’), U.S. Army Retired, passed away on May 18, 2004 at the age of 58. Col. Lankford, a graduate of North Georgia Military College, was a Vietnam Veteran, having served as a combat medic with the 3rd/187 of the 101st Airborne Division. As a medical Service Corps officer and specialist …

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Danny McFadden

Danny McFadden died 19 January 2004. He was a medic with eagle DUSTOFF 70-71. If anyone wants to contact his family, his daughters, Janie & Katie, at7305 Leadings Oaks; San Antonio, Texas 78233-3211   (210) 651-5259 He, like all of our crew members, was responsible for a lot of names NOTbeing on the Wall. God bless our …

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Michael A. Diraimondo, Christopher A. Golby, Philip A. Johnson, Jr., and Ian D. Manuel

The Department of Defense announced the deaths of four DUSTOFF soldiers who were killed when their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed Jan. 8 near Fallujah, Iraq. The soldiers were supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom and members of the 571st Medical Company out of Fort Carson, CO. SPC  Michael A. Diraimondo, 22, of Simi Valley, Calif.; SPC Christopher …

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Robert Upchurch

Robert “Don” Upchurch (DUSTOFF 78) passed away 19 Dec 03 in Indianapolis IN. Served as DUSTOFF pilot with 57th Med Det, Republic of Vietnam ,1970-1971. Call sign DUSTOFF 78. Was employed by the Veterans Administration as a counselor to fellow veterans. Survived by wife Janet, and 4 children.

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