DUSTOFFer Newsletter

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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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Top of the School House – A Transitioning Community

1SG Eric W. Pelkey Over the past 20 years, Air Medical Evacuation Companies commonly referred to as “DUSTOFF,” provided continuity of patient treatment between the various roles of care in Afghanistan and Iraq.  They held the responsibly of executing one of the most sacred military missions. To many, the opportunity to remove our fallen brothers …

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Memorial Huey Update

In July of 1975 a UH-1 Helicopter was dedicated to those killed in action during the Vietnam War. The monument and aircraft are located on the grounds between the Army Medical Department Center of Excellence (formerly the AMEDD Center and School) and the current Medical Command Headquarters buildings on Fort Sam Houston. Over the years …

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Vietnam DUSTOFF

Mike Bruce Does anyone remember FSB Henderson? In May 1970, we helped with a mass-casualty evacuation. Bodies were lying all over. Guys on the ground were begging for reinforcements. We would land, and they would throw on wounded (mostly), and we would drop them off in Quang Tri. Then repeat. Several other helicopters alternated with …

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DUSTOFF Association’s President’s Message S/S 2021

Greetings to our DUSTOFF Family! What a difference a year makes!  The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically altered all of our lives over the last 15 months.  Many of our DUSTOFFers have experienced isolation or the loss of Family and friends through this pandemic.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.  I know we’re all looking …

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