Hall of Fame Members

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

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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Dennis Doyle

Brigadier General (Retired) Dennis Doyle’s 34 years of dedicated, selfless service culminated with his assignment as the 17thChief, U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.  His contributions to DUSTOFF, the AMEDD and the Army were paramount as evidenced by his multiple, successful, command assignments (seven) that included command of the 421st Evacuation Battalion (DUSTOFF Europe) where, under his …

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Don Sewell

In one year in Vietnam CW2 Don Sewell flew over 1,000 combat hours, approximately 1800 combat missions, and helped rescue some 4,000 patients. In the process he was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross twice, 37 Air Medals, the Bronze Star, and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. He was instrumental in the rescue of …

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Robert Mitchell

COL Robert “Bob” Mitchell’s 31 years of selfless service are marked with outstanding leadership and significant doctrinal and inventive contributions to the DUSTOFF legacy. His combat deployment as a Medical Evacuation Battalion Commander in Iraq was historic and a tremendous display of leadership resulting in his unit receiving the prestigious Parker Award for the best …

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Lee Roupe

LTC Lee Roupe’s distinguished career spanned 36 years. Enlisting in 1976, he proudly served as a Soldier, NCO, Warrant Officer, and Medical Service Corps Aviator. Lee excelled in every metric and was one of the most experienced Master Army Aviators, amassing over 5,500 flight hours in multiple aircraft. He served on seven combat and operational …

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James Wingate

LTC James C. Wingate’s distinguished career with DUSTOFF spanned 47 years in the Army and Industry. He was a humble, compassionate man who focused on the needs of the wounded. In Vietnam he flew 1100 combat flight hours on 805 missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and 34 Air Medals – three for Valor. …

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Ronald C. Jones

COL Ronald Jones evacuated patients from the battlefield in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft. During his first tour in Vietnam, he evacuated a number of casualties in the rear seat of his TO-1D aircraft. During his second tour in Vietnam, as the commander of both the 50th Med. Det. and the 326th Med. Co. (AA), …

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