Association History

This Association began in the minds of hundreds of veterans who, over countless years had yearned for news of their brothers. They relived myriad of exploits from their armchairs, while day-dreaming at work, puttering around the house and, yes, avoiding all those intrusive questions from family and friends about their service. Assimilation occurs in the mind; for many, reality exists now AND a lifetime ago. Dreams return and life goes on, for life is still vibrant and precious, it courses through our veins as the cascade of a waterfall. It is to be cherished.

Sherman "Snore" Breeden established the first official Web site for former members of 15th Medical Battalion, First Calvary Division. Snore's Web site had "Bad Moon Rising" playing in the background and, as a tribute to him, we continue that tradition on this Web site. Sherman, a very altruistic individual set about to find and meet with his old comrades. With the help of many others, he expanded his Web site, helped to extend the search for former members of the unit and served as a guidepost for the rest of us. More about this pioneer, and others, later.

We recognize those of 15th Med Bn, Home of Medevac. We remember those brave souls who lived and died at the whim of fate. We continue the search for our brothers-in-battle, those misplaced, lost, or simply looking for a Landing Zone. Our members have continued to be productive human beings, but more than that, the best of friends. It was through these friendships we were able to locate enough people to establish our Association at Suffolk, VA in 1998. These individuals worked very hard to ensure our Association would be formed, that personnel would be found and invited to participate in our annual reunions and that our cherished, and collective, memories would be preserved.

Those members attending the first reunion shall always remain, in our hearts, the beginning; our charter members. They are:

  • Dan Brady
  • Dillard Carter
  • Mark (Doc) Holiday
  • Jimmy Norris
  • Quinn Becker
  • John Tabor
  • Jim Ferguson
  • Bob McKinley
  • John Zwalinski
  • Barry Brown
  • Jim Hudson
  • Mike Smith
  • Sherman Breeden
  • Eldon Ideus
  • Tom Whelan
  • Tom Trifiro
  • Bob Hughs
  • Larry Ash
  • Dave (Coop) Cooper
  • Ron (Baby Huey) Huether
  • Jay Tanner
  • Wendell Davis
  • Chuck Lawhorn
  • Corky Walsh
  • Ray Zepp
  • Robert (Tom) Campbell