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MAJOR Charles L. Kelly

Major Charles L. Kelly was DUSTOFF and DUSTOFF was “Combat Kelly.” The two became synonymous in Vietnam in 1964. As commander of the 57th Medical Detachment (Helicopter Ambulance), Kelly assumed the call sign “DUSTOFF.” His skill, aplomb, dedication, and daring soon made both famous throughout the Delta. The silence of many an outpost was broken …

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Awards Program Presentations

LINCOLN, Neb.—Four Nebraska Army National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk crew members with Company G, 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion were honored at a ceremony in Lincoln today with the DUSTOFF 2019 Rescue of the Year award for their heroic rescues during Nebraska’s historic floods in 2019. The DUSTOFF Rescue of the Year award was instituted in …

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Harvey H. Hueter

Our beloved husband, father and Opa passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, May 7th at the age of 76. Harvey was born in Houston, Texas on September 23, 1942. The youngest of three children, Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Annie Hueter and his older brother, F. August Hueter, …

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Ronny E. Porta

Lieutenant Colonel Ronny E. Porta was born on May 11, 1936 to Harold E. Porta and Lena E. (McCallister) Porta in Humansville, Missouri.  He passed away April 17, 2020 Golden Valley Memorial Hospital in Clinton, Missouri. He attended University of Missouri Columbia where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1958. On …

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