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MEDEVAC 15th Med\15th FSB
307B N Main Copperas Cove, TX 76522
1st Cav Assn. Executive Director Dennis
WEBSTER forwarded to me more information about the present 1st Cav
MEDEVAC, C 227th, due to come home after fifteen months. He had
published that in the last Saber issue in the "DIVISION DOINGS" column,
in the event that anyone missed it.
1st Cav Assn. Executive Director Dennis WEBSTER forwarded to me more
information about the present 1st Cav MEDEVAC, C 227th, due to come home
after fifteen months. He had published that in the last Saber issue in
the "DIVISION DOINGS" column, in the event that anyone missed it.
As in the Vietnam War, few at home probably know what is actually
transpiring except for the daily to occasional mention on the news about
some casualties. Few Americans, myself included now, with their own daily
lives and struggles to survive, know that much is happening, save for
articles like this about present MEDEVAC that we read is on busy duty,
with the airmobile concept that we had initiated in Vietnam.
HAASE firstname.lastname@example.org of Salina, KS, signed the Guestbook as being
in 15th MED at Phouc Vinh, '70-'71.
Ferman Wade HURST (BedBug)
<email@example.com> from Live Oak, FL, wrote: "I served in the 15th
Medical Bn. from Oct. '68/'69, as gen. mechanic and operator, at Phouc
Vinh. I would like to hear from someone who served during that time.
Thanks for the Website!"
Jim BRODIE, Bend, OR, signed in the 1st Cav.
Assn. Guestbook, "Air Amb. Plt. 1st Cav. '65/'66, TI; A 227th Hel. Co.
'68/'69 TI. I tried signing on before. Guess it didn't go. As Roy
said, 'Happy trails to you, until we meet again.'"
Ron STRUB firstname.lastname@example.org of LaCrescent, MN, e-mailed to me, "Hi Mike -I
was with Co C, 15th MED in 11th Air Assault before becoming 1st Cav and I
went on the advance party to Nam in Aug 1965. Your last article mentioned
Benjamin MITCHELL that said he also was in my company at that time. I
e-mailed him at the address in the Saber and just got a message from
someone named Al saying I had the wrong person. Could you help me find
Ben? Since 1966 I've only talked to one other person from my old unit.
Would love to hear from Ben. Thanks for your help and Happy Veterans Day.
PS: Today in the mail I received 11 medals from the Army. I got out in
Feb 1966 as a SP4."
If anyone knows more, contact Ron, or me. That is
all I have.
Henry (Capt Hook) LAND
notifies, "I live in Tangerine, FL, and a neighbor of mine found an Army
jacket that had the name embroidered on the front, and on the back there
was a Huey and a fire truck. Also on the back was written 'air crash
rescue 1966 -1967 An Khe.' I'd like to get this jacket back to the owner.
The only Ron I know was Ron INGRAM, and since he doesn't live in
Florida, I don't know to whom it might belong. If any one knows to whom
it might belong, call me at (352) 383-2229 and leave a message if I'm not
Msgt. Clifford R. DAVIS (Ret.)
wrote, "Mike, I don't know you personally, but I enjoy your reports in
the Saber. I was first assigned to B Co., Mar '66- April '67. Then to
Bragg for more training, and back as a grunt line doc, attached to a
Marine outfit near the DMZ. I was then talked into going over to the Air
Force as a para-jumper/paramedic. I was picking up downed pilots wherever
we were needed. I then finished nursing school, Independent Duty School,
and finally retired as a PA after 23 years. I was forced to retire due to
Agent Orange complications, and am now a paraplegic, wheelchair bound;
but not sitting still. I volunteer at the VA three half days a week. I am
currently the state Cmdr. for the Military Order of the Purple Heart,
and travel all over in state as I'm not able to go that far. I have some
old 15th MED pictures, and Cav pictures at different LZs, but haven't
learned how to scan and send them. This is only my second e-mail, for my
wife is trying to teach me. I look foreword to hearing from anyone who
would like to send me a line. I flew a few missions with Capt. HAGGERTY,
and Mr. JOHNSON, who was from my home area. I would really like to find a
Medic, turned cook, by the name of James A. LOTA. I believe he was from
Bridgeport, CT. If anyone knows of him I really would like to find him.
Yours in Patriotism."
Always remembering our 1st Cav troops on duty
around the world; over and out.
Bodnar C 2\7 '69
SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE