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MEDEVAC 15th Med\15th FSB
307B N Main Copperas Cove, TX 76522
Executive Director Dennis WEBSTER wrote to
mention a request to join the 1st Cavalry Division Association from a
member of the U.S. Air Force who says that he was attached to the 15th
MED for a four month period (Dec '67-Mar '68), and served as a Medic on
the MEDEVAC helicopters.
Does anyone know if there ever were Air Force personnel attached to
the 15th MED? Dennis says that there is nothing in our Order of Battle
indicating that there were any unit attachments. The 1st Cav has Air
Control units and Weather Squadrons attached that are Air Force, but no
If anyone knows of this situation-if it happened, and
served on MEDEVAC with any U.S. Air Force personnel, let us know. All
claims for membership like this have to be strongly confirmed because of
the fraud that has perpetrated the Association over the years.
15th MED President Murray GIBBS GunnerMadmur@aol.com writes: "Our
treasurer Bob MCKINLEY has informed me there are members who have
indicated they are coming to the Reunion but have not sent in the
Registration Form. Jim [CALIBRO] and I will be getting in touch with
those members to remind them. I sent Jim and Bob a detail list of what I
know about those members who said they were coming, but have not sent in
"I believe there will be members showing up at the
Reunion that we didn't know were coming. We must make some kind of
allowance to add them to the Dinner List if they plan to attend the
Dinner/Meeting Saturday night.
"If any of you who are planning to
attend the 2006 Reunion and have not sent in the Registration Form,
please do before the middle of May. Jim CALIBRO will be calling in the
number of people who will be going to the Dinner/Meeting.
month one of our members died. He is COL Joe WEAVER. Please feel free to
e-mail his wife at JOEWEAVER@charter.net with your condolences.
He will be missed by the us. In the e-mail that he sent to me in
January, he mentioned the cancer he had. Here is the e-mail that his wife
Lynne sent to me:
"'I'm sorry to report Col. Joe WEAVER died March
23, 2006, at the age of 73, so will not be attending the Reunion. He
enjoyed going to Reunions and meeting old friends. He would be sorry to
have missed this one. Sincerely, Lynne WEAVER.'"
Also from Murray, "I
made a clarification in the last update about a member who served with
the 15th MED Bn., named GOLDSMITH. It is now confirmed by Lisa GOLDSMITH
that her husband's first name was Walter. This is her e-mail sent to
me answering my request for more information:
"'My deceased husband's
full name was Walter E. GOLDSMITH. He was also known as 'Doc' and 'Goldie.'
He served in Vietnam in 1970 approx. Jan. through September. He had two
injuries, one of which took him to Japan for recovery.' Please respond to
Lisa if anyone has any information regarding John. He was a pilot '70-'71.
Lisa's e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org ."
Larry MUSE inquires, "Did you know of a Doc JOHNSON that may have served
with the 15th MED Battalion in Tay Ninh Providence in the November 1968 time
frame? I have a friend who's father died in his arms and she is seeking
information about him. Thanks for everything you have done for me in the
past with my friend Johnny Glen GREGG!" If any of you have any information
about Doc JOHNSON contact Larry MUSE at:
Recently received was an e-mail
concerning next year's 1st Cav Div Assn. Reunion. Since the 1st Cav Div
will be deployed, there will not be a 2007 Reunion at Killeen, TX.
Murray says that it had been planned to attend the 1st Cav Div
Association Reunions every other year at Killeen, TX., and would like to
recommend that the 2007 15th MED Reunion be somewhere toward the eastern
United States. Here is part of that e-mail from Dennis WEBSTER of the
1st Cav Div Assn.:
"The Board of Governors made a decision to move
the 2007 Reunion from the planned location of Killeen/Fort Hood to
Riverside, California. This decision was based on indications that the
Division would not be at Fort Hood during the Reunion. The Division
currently has two brigades scheduled to deploy this summer and while
nothing official has been released it is expected that the rest of the
Division will also deploy this year. Our 2008 Reunion will be held in
Jacksonville, Florida and we will return to Killeen/Fort Hood in 2009 and
get back to Killeen on odd years, and away Reunions on even year
schedule. The Division's rear detachment needs to remain focused on
taking care of families and any wounded Troopers that have returned, and
not try to provide support for our Reunion. The Division provides a
lot of support to make our Reunions in Killeen successful. We know that
this will not be a popular decision with some of our members that only
attend Reunions in Killeen, but I believe it was a necessary decision. I
have scheduled a trip to Riverside to sign contracts at the end of
The First Cavalry Division Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial
Dedication was highlighted on Tuesday, April 4th, on the ABC World News
Tonight. Many active duty troopers, veterans, family members, and 1st Cav
Assn. Executive Director Dennis WEBSTER commented.
Hook" LAND <email@example.com> had e- mailed beforehand:
"Things are on track for the dedication of the 1st Cavalry Division
Memorial on 4 April 2006. We have received several photographs of the
engraving, and reports from Bob TAGGE, who went to Waco to see the work,
are great. Check our Web page <http://www.1cda.org>, and then click on
the Division Memorial link to see what is going on, and view a couple of
photographs. The Memorial construction is nearly complete and it looks
magnificent! Planning and coordination for the Dedication ceremony are
being orchestrated by the Division and we expect around fifty Gold Star
families to be present."
'70-'71 MEDEVAC crew chief Jim
"Fergie" FERGUESON firstname.lastname@example.org posted: "Just to let you
guys know, my info is wrong. I live at 208 1/2 Morton St., New Eagle, PA.
Phone: (724)258-7574. Update the found list if you would."
email@example.com writes: "Dear Murray and all, RE: Searching for
a person once you have remembered their name, I use
http://zabasearch.com a lot. It is free, quick, and as complete as any
search engine I have ever used. Sincerely, 'MEDEVAC Numbah 10,' 1971."
Always remembering our 1st Cav troops on duty around the world; over
Bodnar C 2\7 '69
SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE