Hall of Fame Members

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

Steve Hook

Steve Hook was the “Charles Kelly of Dustoff medics”. He put every life entrusted to his care above his own. He routinely risked his life for the wounded. He walked in minefields for wounded where no other soldier would move. He crossed battlefields under enemy fire for the wounded. He volunteered for missions in weather …

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MG Spurgeon Neel

Lieutenant Colonel (later Major General) Spurgeon Neel was a pioneer in the development of the principles of aeromedical evacuation of battlefield casualties having chaired a board which tested, evaluated, and recommended the use of the helicopter in medical evacuation (MASH) roles. His recommendations were put to use in the Korean War and, based on further …

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Louis R. Rocco

SFC (Later CWO) Louis R. Rocco, Advisory Team 162, MACV, Vietnam, was awarded the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action northeast of Katum, 24 May 1970. He volunteered to accompany a medevac team to evacuate eight critically wounded ARVN person­nel. Approaching the landing zone, the helicopter became the target for intense …

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Patrick H. Brady

Major (later Major General) Patrick H. Brady, U.S. Army, Medical Service Corps, 54th Medical Detachment, 67th Medical Group, 44th Medical Brigade. Near Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam, 6 January 1968 demonstrated conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty. He distinguished himself while commanding …

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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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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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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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