Saber Article Index
MEDEVAC 15th Med\15th FSB
307B N Main Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Sic semper tryanus. In other news, Secretary
of Defense Donald RUMSFELD said, re: PBS: The News Hour realaudio file,
at a briefing on Wednesday, April 9th: "The general who led our war of
liberation, George WASHINGTON, once said: 'My anxious recollection, my
sympathetic feeling, and my best wishes, are irresistibly excited when so
ever in any country I see an oppressed nation unfurl the banners of
freedom.' As we watch Iraqis unfurl the banners of freedom, today, all
Americans share in their joy and celebrate with them." Only time will
tell what the ultimate sacrifice paid by so many in American military
service, and many of those that they were liberating, will bring.
A correction to the last Saber is the photo should have read
"Emergency Room in Song Be," not "Son Be." Also, the photo should have
been credited to MEDEVAC 17 Craig HOLLENBECK.
DOCDAVE1861@AOL.COM of Palm Coast, FL comments in SNORE's Guestbook: "My
dad was with C Company 15th MED June '67-'68. He is still around in
Beloit, WI. His name is Jerry and he retired SFC in 1982, Fort Polk."
Norm ROBERGE NORMKARENN@AOL.COM from Turner, OR, also comments: "Co.
C 15th MED Apr '68-Mar '69; Camp Evans, Quan Loi, Bien Hoa. Career 91C,
Retired ISG 1989. Served w/ some great soldiers/people. Only a few:
MATHEWS, GUNNELS, KRAUS, WATERMAN, CRAWFORD, BEALS, JACOBS, RIST, HUSTON,
DORAN, ARMBRUSTER, LOPEZ, MOORE, LEGS, ROLAND, ALLEN, WOLLARD,
GRANTHAM; Talk to me!!!"
Amesbury, MA, writes, "Anyone know where or how I can get ahold of a
friend from the Pittsburgh area?? His name is William G. OWENS. Was
assigned to company 15th MED Bn."
The 2003 15th MED Assn. Reunion
will be in Orlando, FL. All the latest from Reunion Coordinator Pat
MARTIN: HTTP://www.veannarose.com Make your plans for the weekend of
June 13, 14, AND 15 Now! <HTTP: _whatsnew.msnw?pgma rket=en-us>
One of my ground pounder platoon sergeants, Jerry "Snuffy" ARMSTRONG
C 2-7 Cav '68-'69 JCOMET2@ATTBI.COM e-mailed for all of the 1st Cav Assn: "Hello all. As I am sure most of you have now heard that 7 of our
POW's have been found in Iraq, alive. The reason for this e-mail is that
one of the POW's, CWO YOUNG, is from Lithia Springs, GA. My daughter
Sherry went to school with him and it took on a more personal touch.
She knew him quite well and every time I saw her she would ask me if I
had heard anything new, while she was at work. Now I'm glad to be able to
say to her that I have heard news, but she had already been informed.
"Not since the Vietnam War has anything stirred my family as this
has. I'm glad he is now safe, as well as the other six, and we now must
wait for news of the six MIA's. Hopefully they too will be found alive
and well. Garry Owen, Snuffy"
Ray A. HANSEN
e-mail to me and said: "Mike - I was with B Det., 27th MNT Bn., 1st Air
Cav., on firebase Quan Loi from May, '69 to April, '70. I was referred
to you by E. C. JONES, as he stated you write articles for the
Association Saber newspaper.
"I had to have medical attention a
couple of times while I was at Quan Loi but I thought I was told I was
going to see a medic with an outfit that wasn't 1st Air Cav. Did you guys
provide medical attention for my company or was it someone else? Thanks
for your help. Take care."
I have no knowledge about any of that-I
just flew on MEDEVAC and humped in the infantry-but if anyone reading
this does, please contact Ray. He may have been referred to 15th MED,
and inquiry to him may reveal whom else he may have been referred to.
MEDEVAC crew chief Norvell (Ike) GODSIE,
Lynchburg, VA, whom I had mentioned recently, signed into SNORE's 15th
MED Guestbook: "Am looking for pilots, medics, or gunners I flew with
from Sep '69 - Sep '70. I need help from you guys to help process a claim
at the VA. Also, need to find my gunner, Roy SMITH. Please help if you
can. My e-mail address is included, or you can contact me at
(434)851-5472; or snail mail: 1131 Tabor Rd., Gladys, VA 24554. Again
Thanks, 'Ike GODSIE'."
'70 MEDEVAC and C 2-7 Cav medic Bill WALSH
CPD9283@AOL.COM of Chicago, IL-although this more appropriately would
have fit into the 7th Cav column-signed the 1st Cav Assn. Guestbook:
"Still looking for Bobby PICANO out of Philly, Terry FISHER out of Weissport, PA, Stan KRIMSKY from Brooklyn, NY; and the usual suspects,
Danny DADE from Lake Geneva, WI, Gary HALFORD from Prescott, AZ, Glen
HINDLEY from Monticello, NY, and Richie CONE from Cincinnati, OH; all C
2-7 folks from '69."
Always remembering our 1st Cav troops on duty
around the world; over and out.
Bodnar C 2\7 '69
SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE