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Peter Charles Schmitz

July 12, 1946-January 16, 2022 LA PORTE CITY-Peter Charles Schmitz, 75 years old of rural La Porte City, Iowa, died Sunday, January 16, 2022, at UnityPoint Health – Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, IA. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Gilbertville, IA. Burial will be at St. …

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James O. Padgett

James O. Padgett, 81, of Russellville, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Chambers Memorial Hospital in Danville.  The son of L.O. and Rhetha Stahl Padgett, he was born April 9, 1940 in Plainview.  Memorial Service will be held at 3:00PM, Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Humphrey Chapel. Paul Padgett will officiate. A private committal …

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Johnny Walker

Johnny M. Walker, Colonel, U.S. Army (retired) passed away in the arms of his wife, daughter and son on Thursday, December 23, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, from long term effects of COVID. Colonel Walker was born on January 7, 1947, in Borger, TX. In his 30-year career in the U.S. Army, Colonel Walker served …

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In Afghanistan’s ‘Valley Of Death,’ A Medevac Team’s Miracle Rescue

Originally published in Newsweek – November 12, 2012 By Tony Dokoupil and John Ryan The first bodies came on the first day of the operation. It was a Saturday, hot and quiet, the wind spinning eddies of sand around Forward Operating Base Joyce in eastern Afghanistan. Out of the midmorning silence came the crackle of …

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The Little Unit that Could, by COL Retired Doug Moore

During the Vietnam War, the major focus was on helicopter ambulance units deployed in-country, and that is understandable. There was another unit that performed magnificently during that timeframe and went largely unnoticed, except by the men who were assigned and by the many thousands of patients transported by its crews.       Prior to 1966, hospitalization …

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Consultant’s Corner – F/W DUSTOFFer 2021

COL David Zimmerman, Aviation Consultant to the Army Surgeon General DUSTOFF Family, Greetings from the Land of the Morning Calm! C/3-2 GSAB (377th MED CO (AA) lineage) is setting the standard and continues to provide coverage for the entire peninsula in conjunction with the Armistice mission here. I’m so impressed with our President John McMahan’s …

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Quarterly Activity Report – 159th Medical Detachment – Vietnam

Provided by COL Retired Doug Moore – Report originally submitted last quarter 1968 and first quarter 1969 The 159th Medical Detachment (Hel Amb) has been extremely busy with several major combat actions occurring in our area and small unit contacts were a daily occurrence. The 101st Airborne Division finally moved out of our area and …

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