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Stories, Remembrances, and Thoughts

Many people have written their own personal histories about the 24th Evac. Some stories are personal, while others are professional. Others have lots of pictures with which to tell a story. Please send your recollections and any pictures you would like to send for the site to the Webmaster.

Recollections are listed chronologically.

Places: Loon Foon - The Chinese Restaurant on Long Binh

Bill O'Dell's photo memories. Do you recognize anyone?

Susan Dunn's picture page with photos of Wards 5 & 6 and an Aerial View of the Hospital, February 1967 - September 1968.

Henry Powers, 1967 - 1968, tells:

Lou Mengoli's picture page from February 1967 - February 1968.

Mel Libby tells of his making new friends and meeting Ken Kirk, an old friend from Basic and AIT. Circa September 1967.

Dr. Donald Patrick recounts the particularly difficult case of a soldier with severe head injuries. Circa December 1967.

Ken Bowen's recollections of Christmas 1967.

Ken Bopp, Nurse Anesthetist, remembers Tet 1968. Also Ken's Picture Page.

Sp5 Ed Fortmiller's picture page from October 1968 - December 1969.

Dr. John Baldwin remembers Thanksgiving Day 1968.

Dennis E Haines, Recipient of the Images Of Bravery Award, Patient at the 24th Evacuation Hospital, December 1968.

Deanna Ellis DiBartolomeo, article in the Dominion Post, Love Transcends War. Pair doctored to soldiers, civilians, too. 1968 - 1969.

Anne Payne, article in, Pain & Pride. Shares her experience as a nurse on the Neurosurgery Ward. April 1969.

Cindy Mason Young remembers when the Women's quarters were remodeled. Circa August 1969.

Mary Reynolds Powell and Kevin Perrier share experiences as nurse and patient, respectively, at the 24th Evac, late 1970.

Tom Holland remembers being a new tech in the OR in November 1970.

Steve Gillispie remembers SFC Tommy Douglas, 1970 - 1971.

Carol (Rogers) Pitula's Picture Page from her year, 1970 to 1971.

Russ Semen's Picture Page - he was pretty good with a camera, inside the OR and out. Pictures from 1970 & 71.

Jim Tretheway's Picture Page, reflects time at the 24th from 1970 to 1971.

Joe Turner's remembrances of the last few months of the 24th, circa August 1972.

Ken Bopp's first trip to The Wall.

Dr. Donald Patrick just got back (March 2001) from the 24th Evac, and was kind enough to share this with us.

Updated: April 11, 2009