Hall of Fame Members

Posts of the Members of the Hall of Fame with Picture and Citation

Otis Evans

Colonel (Retired) Otis Evans is one of the finest Army officers to have worn the cloth of our nation and is the epitome of a Soldier worthy of the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame. He served 12 of the 27 years of his distinguished career as a DUSTOFF pilot, displaying courage under fire on numerous occasions

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Julia Bringloe-Stalker

SSG/CW2 Julia Bringloe-Stalker entered the Army at age 35 as a combat medic, deployed to Iraq, returned as an NCO, and applied to flight medic school.  She led from the front completing two additional combat tours and served as a Mountain DUSTOFF Standardization instructor. SGT Bringloe and her crew conducted multiple hoist extractions during Operation

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SP5 Dennis Fujii

SP5 Dennis Fujii distinguished himself in February 1971 in Laos while serving as a crew chief with the 237th Medical Detachment.  Approaching a heavily defended LZ Fujii’s helicopter was shot down. Another American helicopter extracted all the downed crewmen except for Fujii, who was unable to board due to intense enemy fire.  Rather than further

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Nick Johnson

Colonel Nick Johnson excelled as an aviator, commander, and senior staff officer.  General Pat Brady described him as one of the three finest DUSTOFF pilot/commanders he had ever served with.  Nick served two tours in Vietnam – platoon leader with the lst Cavalry Division and Commander, Long Binh Dustoff where he flew 650 medevac hours

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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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