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MEDEVAC 15th Med\15th FSB
307B N Main Copperas Cove, TX 76522
From Webmaster Murray GIBBS: "FYI, our
reunion coordinator Randy BREWER has finalized the place at which the
2008 Reunion will be. The SUPER 8 HOTEL in Biloxi, MS, is just across
from the beach on Beach Blvd., known as HWY 90. The dates are still the
same. Soon I will be receiving all I need to fully post on the MSN
Website. Randy tried to work out deals with all the casinos and realized
they were not going to give us any reasonable discount rates. The SUPER 8
MOTEL had recently been rebuilt. Room rates are $59.00, plus any
taxes. We will have a hospitality room for all the time we are there. We
will have a Banquet Room for Saturday.
"Randy will make arrangements for an outside vendor to provide the
Banquets Dinners. When I receive the packet that Randy is sending to me I
will be posting the information on the MSN Website.
introduced a free Voice Over Internet Provider. TeamTalk is an Internet
voice chat program. It is very easy to use and I would like to introduce
it to our Association. I will create a page for it with links to download
the setup file. You will need to setup a screen name and a password.
Now, that is just part of it. When you log on, there are many channels
you will see. Ours will be '15thMED' and all you need to do is click on
it and you are moved to it. There will be a password you will need to get
in when asked.
"If you do not see '15thMED' channel then the first
one can create the channel. This seems a little difficult. There is a
generator file that I will have on the page that you can also download. I
will have an example of how to fill it out. After you have created your
generator file, put a copy on your desktop. When you click on the desktop
shortcut it will automatically log you on and put you in the '15thMED'
"You will then be able to voice chat with members of our
Association. I know this will be a starter for us in voice chat. I use it
a lot for voice chatting with others. I will explain that one later down
the road. You will find this a very fun, and useful tool. You will be
able to chat with members you have never met. This many even be a method
we can use to have meetings once a month or whenever. Our limitation
is only how much we are creative. Expect to see the page called
When asked if there will be a Macintosh computer
version, Murray replied, "FYI, I got a response from Bareware.dk. They
don't believe in the near future that they will be doing a MAC version. I
posted this other one I have used. It uses a lot more memory than Team
Talk. It is call Q GSC and it is under the page called Voice Over IP. Q
GSC plans on the MAC version. I don't know when it will come out. I will
look into others and see if they have a MAC version. I know there are
many that are paid versions of VOIP. I haven't checked them out to see if
there is a MAC version. There, you can download it. Note: you will need a
mike or a combo headphones and mike. I have the later.
Reunion Pages have been created and updated as information comes to me. I
have some pictures of the Super 8 Motel. I also have a local map of the
motel which is just across Beach Blvd. from the BEACH. There are casinos
and restaurants nearby which most are within walking distance."
Later Murray wrote, "It has been a long time since I sent out an e-mail
to you. Long overdue and time for me to get the bandwagon moving. Our
reunion coordinator Randy BREWER finally was able to get a location for
us with "FREE" hospitality and banquet rooms. It was finalized on Sept
14, 2007, with the SUPER 8 MOTEL. I posted the information that Randy
has sent to me on the MSN Website.
"I am in the process of drafting
up a snail mail invitation. Norm ROBERGE is our Snail Mail Invitation
Coordinator. As soon as I get the invitation done I will e-mail it to him
along with the registration form that I have just finish. Hopefully we
can get everything out in a timely manner to reach out to members so they
can make the plans for the 2008 Reunion."
Bill WORD "magnetass"
email@example.com wrote, "I see my picture in Randy458's photos. I am
still alive, but not listed as being a member? William F. WORD, a.k.a.
'Magnetass,' Medic. Anybody know where to contact WALKER, our pilot?
Jim CALIBRO "DrillE7" Medevacchopper@aol.com replied,
"Sam, good to see that you are alive and well. Remember April 4, 1968?"
Murray adds, "This is an update to the previous newsletter concerning
the 2008 Reunion. Our reunion coordinator, Randy BREWER has contacted a
caterer that will provide us our dinners at the Dinner Banquet in the
banquet room of the Super 8 Motel. The Dinner Banquet will be Saturday
April 5, 2008. It usually starts about 6 PM.
"I have bad news
about one of our members. MAJ James H. NICHOLS has passed away. I was
contacted by COL Bill DOWNEY that he had passed away. I knew he was sick
because his daughter had contacted me about six months ago saying he had
taken ill. This is the information I have on record for those that want
to give their condolences: NICHOLS, JAMES H., 984 WINSTON AVE., ELBA, AL
36323-0000. (334) 897-5378. Old e-mail address:
"He was the platoon leader of the Air Ambulance Platoon (MEDEVAC). He
was the one who was able to get the gun mounts put on the MEDEVAC
helicopters. He started his tour with the 15th MED Bn. in June of 1966. I
wish I had more information about him. I know that COL DOWNEY knew him
"I have posted more information concerning the 2008 Reunion.
I have still more information to post once I scan this picture I have
received from our reunion coordinator. I also have made updates on how to
setup Voice over Internet Provider. Currently one person besides myself
has setup the VoIP. It was Mike "Smitty" SMITH. He setup up GSC. You can
also setup Team Talk. I have created a channel called 15thMED on GSC. You
have to search for it once you log on. If you go to our Website it will
describe how to setup auto log into the 15thMED channel at this link:
you need any help please feel free to e-mail for help. If you have set it
up let me know when you plan to log on and if I can be on at the same
time I will help you setup the channel auto log into the 15thMED channel.
"Attached to this update is the registration form to the 2008 Annual
Reunion in Biloxi, MS. Please fill it out if you are going to the
Reunion, updating your personal information, getting a Life Time
Membership, ordering a Challenge Coin or making a donation. Send
registration forms to our Treasurer Robert MCKINLEY. His address is on
the left bottom of the registration form. I have made a list on the
Website to post those who plan to come. If you have registered as a
member of the MSN Website you can post your own name. Those who can
post their name of course for some reason don't. I will post it for them.
Just click on the link on the 2008 Reunion Information page."
Always remembering our 1st Cav troops on duty around the world; over and
Bodnar C 2\7 '69
SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE