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Maryrose Troniar <>
cape coral, fl usa
I was at the 24th Evac from: sep69-sep70
Association: nurse
Mon Jun 11 10:49:05 2001

Reuben Bowie <>
My last name while in Vietnam was: Blye
Orlando, FL USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Jan to Sep 1967
Association: Nurse (!st Lt. to CPT) worked Preop and Recovery

Arrived in country with the unit; stayed at Ton Sun Nut air base in civilian clothes where we waited for jungle fatigues and boots before being shipped out to 36th Evac in Vung Tau while we waited for construction on the 24th to be complete. I managed to get my knee scraped crawling under my bunk that first night in country when I learned what the cry "Incoming" meant. But no purple heart heart though. That night I learned to make the best of my situation and the best was yet to come: the many friends I met while in country at the 36th and the 24th. I stayed in the Army to retire as LTC, but not before being "issued" a husband in Hawaii and 2 daughters both of whom are finished school and working. Occasionally I tell them of the good times in Viet Nam like baking pizza in the lab or the rare milk shake made in the barium blender, playing cards and reading comic books and watching TV on the Really Big Screen. I even admit to doing a little work, but nothing like my current job as nursing administrator in a 228 bed skilled facility.
Sun Jun 3 13:43:56 2001

Sam Bailey <>
Salinas, Ca USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 8/13/1970
Association: patient

Thank you for letting me enjoy what I have today. From you to Camp Zama, to Beamont, where I spent another 6 months. I'm still whole and alive.
Sat Jun 2 16:05:06 2001

Mel Libby <>
Durand, Mich USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Sept 67- Nov 68
Association: corpsman--neurosurgical ward

Good job Ken and Marti !!!!! on securing date and place for the reunion. It's been 34 years since I last stepped foot in Texas.
Sat Jun 2 15:56:22 2001

Bill Hoffman <>
Longmont, Co
Association: next door, 50th Med Co (Clrng -POW)

Searching for Edith Godfrey, 24th Evac Nurse, 1967-68. Head Nurse, Wards D-7&8, Ft. Ord, Calif, 1968-70. May have married a Colonel, first name Cal.
Sat Jun 2 2:20:15 2001

Michael Arrington <>
Philadelphia, PA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 6-10 December 1968
Association: Patient

I wish to thank all of the personnel of the 24th Evac for their exceptional service to me and all the other patients during their service in RVN.
Fri Jun 1 16:26:11 2001

Larry Horn <>
Sweden, ME USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Feb./March 1968
Association: Patient, wounded during the 1968 Tet Offensive.

I was happy to see this web site. Its really hard getting reunions together.

Keep up the good work, Doc Horn, 9th Inf. Div., 9th. Med. Btn., C Co.
Fri Jun 1 14:38:02 2001

Doug Young
McAllen, TX
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1969
Association: Married to a nurse at the 24th

Looking forward to meeting all these folks my wife has told me about all these years.
Mon Jun 25 20:22:23 2001

Sally <>
My last name while in Vietnam was: McCandless
San Antonio, TX
I was at the 24th Evac from: Feb 69 - Feb 70
Association: Physical therapist

Looking forward to seeing many friends at the reunion!
Fri May 25 9:34:57 2001
Bruce Getsinger <>
E.Hanover, NJ USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Jan 9,1967
Association: Patient

Received gunshot wound, right wrist. Severed ulna nerve. Served in 9TH infantry div. B Co. 39TH INF. Doctors and nurses performed a good job. From there I was sent to Saigon hospital and then received orders for Walter Reed Army Hospital.
Mon May 21 19:44:54 2001

My last name while in Vietnam was: JONES
I was at the 24th Evac from: 12JAN70
Association: PATIENT

Sat May 19 13:21:14 2001

Boulet,Charles (Chuck) <charlesboobullet@aol>
Hopkins, SC
I was at the 24th Evac from: 66-67
Association: 91C,Pre-OP, Recovery

changing E-Mail Address
Fri May 11 21:13:58 2001

Michael <>
My last name while in Vietnam was: Shehan
Landrum , S.C. USA

I was at the 24th Evac from: Jan 1970 till March 1971
Association: I worked in the motorpool at the 24th.
Thu May 10 21:34:44 2001
William J. Carr, Jr. <>
I was at the 24th Evac from: April 1967
Association: Patient, maybe

Thank you, Angels.

I don't know if this was the hospital I was in, but the sentiments would be the same, regardless. You people are my heroes from the war. What you endured and lived with during your tours is incredible to me. I was in the field with the 199th Infantry for four months and only saw a few casualties, including a wounded child. In the hospital I saw people with...well, no need to tell you of the horrors.
On April 18 or 19th, 1967, while on patrol in the region near Tan Son Nhut Airbase, Saigon, I was wounded by a grenade and suffer four shrapnel wounds to my right hand, foot, shoulder, and lower back. I was medevac'd by chopper to a hospital at the Air Base. I never knew what hospital. I remember arriving; being wheeled in; counting down from 100 to 98 under anesthesia; shouting about sappers inside the perimeter as I was coming too, (I made this up or dreamed it. What perimeter? Who had a perimeter?!!); having two operations; and a back-rub from the most beautiful nurses I have ever seen. (I enjoyed that from an intellectual perspective--I'm sure). I remember deciding that whatever the extent of my wounds, I was not going to give in to them, so I got up and hopped over to use the latrine. This was good training because, later, I was sent to the 106th General Hospital in Yokahama, Japan, and had to make it to the mess hall across the road with my foot in a cast. They were tough there. (By the way thanks to the my sister, the Black female officer who pushed me to the messhall when she saw me wheeling myself backwards down the street in my wheel chair. While there I played chess and watched Gunsmoke in Japanese (and cried a little once because I was tired of being move around so much [Just a short cry. After all I was Infantry]). After that I was flown by way of Alaska and Maine to Irwin Army Hospital at Fort Riley. I returned to duty in September 1967. At Irwin my physical therapist was a Major Strong, a woman. (Thank you ma'am. I recovered fully-just some scars).

Well now that I've bored everyone I will wrap up with the real purpose of this message. I sincerely, do not believe I would have survived had it not been for the field medic, SP4 Firtz Daub, my squad members, my surgeons, nurses, corpsmen & women and all the others. Thank you. Thank you. I don't think my experience in an way equals yours. In my estimation yours' must have been many times worse. Welcome home.

Willam J. Carr, Jr., SGM, USAR, Retired
Mon May 7 11:47:39 2001

Bill Zedler <>
Arlington, TX
I was at the 24th Evac from: June '68 to June '69
Association: Personnel Officer
Tue May 1 22:24:05 2001
Carrol G. "Chitt" Chittenden <>
My last name while in Vietnam was: NA
New Braunfels , TX USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: ? l965-Feb 1967
Association: Ward Master, Training NCO, "Field 1SG", Detachment 1SG

Was assigned to 24th Evac in 1965 after completing Clinical Specialist Course at Fitzsimons GH. Arrived In RVN with 24th Evac, aboard USS Gen William Weigle in June 1966. Performed duties as "Field First Sergeant" during construction of Troop Living area and Hospital Complex. Last duty assignment was as Detachment First Sergeant. Departed 24th Evac in Feb (?} 1967 assigned as NCOIC, 629th Med Det (Renal) at 3rd Fld hosp In Saigon, Returned to CONUS in July 1967. I have enjoyed visiting this fine WebSite. My "Hat's off" to those who have created it. I hope to be a part of the Reunion in 2002. Will help in what ever way possible to make it happen.
Tue May 1 14:52:06 2001

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