The Americans took over from our forces last October, and the Dustoff
crew risk their lives every day to get the wounded out.
He went willingly to flight school and later to Vietnam, where he volunteered as a "dustoff
" pilot for the 82nd Medical Detachment.
Jackson by hoist onto a Dustoff
medical evacuation helicopter."
Stroebel (480) 631-3402 ARMY 100th Inf Div (Fla chapter): Hugh Creveling (727) 753-3089 103rd Inf Div, 283nd FA Bn, Btry C: James Marchbanks (573) 448-3076 107th Engr Rgt & Bn: Ed Vickstrom (906) 486-4804 10th Inf Div, 85th Rgt, Medical Co: Ernie Strawhun (281) 399-0628/(281) 851-1292 (mobil) 10th Mountain Div: Tom Thompson (518) 786-1491 120th Avn Co (1963-65) & related units: HHC, 145th Avn Bn/57th Med Det (Hel Amb "Dustoff
")/98th Trans Det, 129th Mod Det/255th Sig/69th Sig/560th MP Co: John R.
Highly decorated veteran Thomas "Hoot" Gipsons service didn't end when he finished his third tour in Vietnam as a Dustoff
pilot back in 1967.
It is due to these great DUSTOFF
Soldier's exemplary efforts and achievements that the 421st MEB is routinely referred to as the best and most powerful medical battalion in the Army.
All too often, Dustoff
crews will fly a medevac mission in weather that they wouldn't even consider flying in on a training flight.
The company model established by the 421st was later adopted by units in Vietnam when the organization of MEDEVAC transitioned from detachments to companies as described in the official history of DUSTOFF
Most books on MEDEVAC, such as Roald Dahl's The Forgotten Warriors, Michael Nosovel's Dustoff
: The Memoir of an Army Aviator, and John Cook's Rescue Under Fire, concentrate on its role in Vietnam.
The 45th acquitted itself admirably and did true homage to its Dustoff
VIETNAM--October 21-24, 2004, Contact Ty Chamberlain, Phone (360) 793-7929, Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 159th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) continues to maintain the proud legacy of DUSTOFF
in both peacetime and war.