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Mary Ann Dennis <madennis@netnitco.net>
Crown Point, IN Lake
Association: wife of Karl Dennis
Hello to all who proudly served our country and to those of us who love and loved you. Karl G. Dennis, my husband of 36 years, (we had been together since high school, a total of 42 years) died Sunday, June 13 after a 16 month battle with a malignant brain tumor, GBM. He loved this country and to the day he died he would BUY AMERICAN and if he saw a tattered flag on a business he would call the company and ask them to replace it. I want to thank all the men and women of the 24th Evac for the beautiful patriotic floral arrangement. It stood proudly to the right of his casket. The army had a ceremony that would make any soldier proud. I was presented the American flag after the folding ceremony, by a soldier who knelt before me. He presented it on behalf of the President of the United States. This was after taps and a 21 gun salute. Lee Greenwood's Proud to be an American played, while one of our granddaughters, Megan 4 years, sang along. I wanted to thank you all and in particular Henry Powers for the sending the arrangement on your behalf. We will go on to live the life he lived, one of honor, dedication to work, intense love of family. He was the best.
- Saturday, June 19, 2004 at 08:50:20 (EDT)

David M. Will ( Skip) <skipwill@cox.net>
Santee, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: April 1966 to January 1968
Association: Dental Assistant and Maxiofacial Tech
To all the original members of the 24th, On Sunday, June 13, at 11:50 pm, Karl Dennis, our good friend and brother in arms passed away after a long and painful illness. He will be missed but not forgotten. May he rest in the Hands of God for all eternity; and may his family be forever blessed with his memory. I salute you, Karl Dennis. God rest your soul.
- Tuesday, June 15, 2004 at 02:01:07 (EDT)

Ken Bopp <amandabiker@cox.net>
Destrehan, LA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 67-68
Association: Nurse Anesthetist
Sorry to hear of the passing of one of our members, Karl Dennis. To his family and friends I am deeply sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Mr. Dennis I, as a 24th Evac member pray that he rest in peace.
- Monday, June 14, 2004 at 21:59:21 (EDT)

William A. Kern, M.D. <Whatbigeyes@aol.com>
Hemet, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1967-1968
Association: Chief Ophthalmologist
- Thursday, June 10, 2004 at 22:27:35 (EDT)

John Baldwin <jnbaldwin@mlode.com>
Twain Harte, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: may 68-may 69
Association: surgeon
Mary's comment below refers to the presentation to her fiancee, Dennis Haines (24th Evac patient) of the Images of Bravery Award from the California Vietnam Veterans of America at the June 5 annual meeting in Ontario, CA. I would hasten to point out that Dr. Floyd Robinson was the operating neurosurgeon, I was the triage and ER stabilization guy and people such as Mary Lou Knaebel Brown, Susan Dunn and countless others on the neuro ward were instrumental in saving this 20 year old who later overcame so much and achieved amazing things despite a severe residual injury. It was moving to be reunited and to see, thirty-six years later, one of the hundreds, thousands, the 24th sent home alive. Nice going to all! JB
- Monday, June 07, 2004 at 15:48:42 (EDT)

Mary <charmi1350@yahoo.com>
Thank you Dr. John Baldwin, you are truly a remarkable man and your son, William is a wonderful young man. I will carry the memories of our time together in California for the rest of my life. To see you and Dennis together after 35 years was a sight that I am glad I was able to be a part of. Thank you for saving Dennis' life and giving him and I a chance for happiness. Without your skillful hands and all the effort you put forth to save his life I would have never had the wonderful privilege of ever knowing this man. I love you Dr. John, you are special to me. Mary
- Monday, June 07, 2004 at 12:23:26 (EDT)

Homer Mills
Forney, TX
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1966 1967
Association: supply clerk truck driver
Would like find Dr William T Orr
- Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 12:25:03 (EDT)

Mel Libby <namvet6768@stompit.net>
Durand, Mich USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Sept '67 to Nov '68
Association: Corpsman Neurosurgery
SALUTE to all former members of the 24th Evac on this Memorial Day and THANKS for the job you had done and the job you are still doing to this day. As most all of you do also--everyday is a "memorial day" to me.Not a day passes that a name,face,incident,or a former fellow soldier doesn't come into my life~~~SO LONG AGO ~~ BUT JUST YESTERDAY !!! TAPS will be played thru out the US today-- one of the most HONORABLE songs to honor those that gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
- Monday, May 31, 2004 at 08:01:14 (EDT)

Ernest G M Carpenter <ecarpe2@excite.com>
Fairfield, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Oct 1969 thru Dec19 69
Association: Clinical Specialist
While stationed at the 24th Evac, I worked on the malaria ward.
- Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 16:41:40 (EDT)

Kevin O'Brien "Rock" <beverly8366@aol.com>
New York, NY
I was at the 24th Evac from: Dec 68 - Dec 69
Association: Dietician Asian., Rations driver, worked for Santiago
Some of my buddies were the late Joe Desch, Nurse Chris Addison, Sgt. Bell, Spec. Perez, Spec. Migual, Spec. Fred Shore, McNeil, Medic Danny Mahoney, Sgt. Ivory Fletcher, Nurse Barbara ? and Spec Phelps. Would love to hear from any of you guys. I live just south of Houston TX now.
- Friday, May 21, 2004 at 03:10:14 (EDT)

Chuck Adkinson <apache34@9thcav.com>
Marysville, OH US
Association: Helicopter Pilot-Tay Ninh-1/9th Cav
Fine site. Keep up the great work. Was at the 45th Surg a few times in 1969. Still in the military.
- Sunday, May 16, 2004 at 21:14:45 (EDT)

Nancy Payne <NursePerson@aol.com>
Altamonte Springs, FL USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1971-1972
Association: Nurse - Neurosurgery and ER
Greetings to all my fellow 24th Evac buddies! I was stationed there from 1971-1972. I was fortunate enough to make many friends whom I shall never forget. I am asking anyone who reads this to support our troops overseas now stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan and other overseas deployments. I have joined an organization called Adoptaplatoon - their mission is to make sure that NO serviceman or servicewoman serving in the United States military is forgotten. PLEASE go to their website: www.adoptaplatoon.org. And give whatever support you can. Thank you from my heart.
- Friday, May 14, 2004 at 20:14:56 (EDT)

Pete Cullen <petecullen@military.com>
Bloomfield, NJ USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: July 1968
Association: Patient
- Monday, May 10, 2004 at 13:22:20 (EDT)

Ed Cline <grizley00@hotmail.com>
San Bernardino, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Nov.1969-Jan.1970
Association: patient
Was a crewchief on a gunship and got shot, don't remember what ward I was on, but I remember being at 24th Evac that a Capt. Reny (unsure of spelling) was head nurse, and when I was sent to Denver, CO Capt. Reny was also transferred to the same hospital. To all the VETS who made it home WELCOME HOME and THANKS, from this Viet Nam Vet.
- Sunday, May 09, 2004 at 13:11:31 (EDT)

Stephen Tran Asprodites <tran944@earthlink.net>
Harahan, LA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1970 to 1971
Association: Medic with the 45th and 159th Dust Off
It's been a long time.
- Friday, May 07, 2004 at 13:17:31 (EDT)

Randolph Slay <rlslay@comcast.net>
Savannah, GA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Long Binh 1972
Association: Was stationed at Long Binh 1972, with 38th Base Post Office.
Provided mail service for 24th Evac. Just wanted to say hello to fellow vets from Long Binh. Anyone who remembers the 38th Base Post Office, give me a yell.
- Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 02:17:07 (EDT)

John N. Baldwin MD <jnbaldwin@mlode.com>
Twain Harte, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: May 68-May 69
Association: surgeon
Our 24th Evac Neurosurgical Patient, Sgt. Dennis Haines of Palmyra, PA has been chosen to receive the prestigious "Images of Bravery Award" at the 2004 California VietNam Veterans' Assoc. Convention in June at Ontario, CA. Dennis's citation was picked from scores of other equally deserving veterans, the criteria being contributions to his nation and community since "coming home." One line in the citation reads, "He is exemplary of what constitutes true bravery: courage, persistence, loyalty, duty, honor, country and family. It is a pleasure to introduce this great veteran from Chapter 391 in California to the nation." J.N. Baldwin MD
- Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 22:27:01 (EDT)

Carol Harvey Burgess <carolhb@mcihispeed.net>
My last name while in Vietnam was: Carol Harvey (1LT)
Oceanside, CA USA
Association: Army Nurse - March 1972-June 1972
Arrived from Cam Ranh Bay Drug Treatment Center when we stood it down. Transferred to 3rd Field Hospital for last portion of my Vietnam duty. I remember the red mud made by the rains. It was everywhere in copious amounts. I also remember the open bay wards. It's very exciting to find this website. I met Jim Brunotte, a patient of the 24th Evac, at the traveling Vietnam Wall that was in Oceanside, CA, this weekend. He told me about the website. Looking for Susan Lantz, Judy Pet, and Lynn Root, and Charlotte Schendeldecker. All were Army nurses in Vietnam during 1971-1972.
- Monday, April 26, 2004 at 01:58:42 (EDT)

Leah Smith Angers <langers@interfold.com>
Fort Collins, CO USA
Association: Sister of a KIA who was taken to the 24th Evac.
My little brother was killed in a helicopter crash on 24 March 1971. His body, that of the pilot, and a WIA were brought to the 24th Evac. My brother, William David Smith and the pilot, Steven Michael Larrabee had 100% burns. Both of their Death Certificates were signed by Dr. Michael Dunfee. George Diggs was the only survivor and spent a couple of weeks in the hospital at the 24th Evac. This young, courageous black man, came to see my family when he recovered enough to be able to walk. He was able to relate the details of the day my brother perished and I will always be grateful for the nurses and doctors who saved his leg and his life. He has been a gift to me all of these 33 years. I have been corresponding with a young (20 years old) combat medic who is in Iraq, through the "Adopt A Platoon" organization. If any of the vietnam era medics or corpsmen are interested in supporting this young man, please email me. Only you know what he is facing and experiencing. Just a thought.
- Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 21:17:36 (EDT)

Homer Mills
Forney, TX
I was at the 24th Evac from: May 1966 - Jan 1967
Association: Supply Clerk and Truck Driver
James F Cooper MD did not do the first surgery. William T Orr did the first surgery on Homer Mills to remove a cyst on left side of jaw.
- Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 13:56:45 (EDT)

Jaty Colton <jcolton@tampabay.rr.com>
St Petersburg, Fl USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1971-72
Association: Internal Medicine
- Sunday, April 11, 2004 at 11:09:41 (EDT)

Joseph A. Echevarria <gcordoves@yahoo.com>
Patton, PA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1971-72
Association: Cook, Supply
Traveling in between, Saigon, Long Bing, Cham Rham Bay in Med-EVACs met lots of people but did not keep any names. Nice to find a good site (Web) to visit.
- Monday, April 05, 2004 at 16:47:24 (EDT)

Allan P Wolff <apw40@yahoo.com>
Northbrook, IL
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1966-67
Association: General Medical Officer
I continue to enjoy all of the web site postings! Had dinner in Chicago last month with Dr James Cooper, the very first surgeon to operate at the 24th Evacuation Hospital. Dr Cooper is a spry 68 yrs old but is as chipper as can be and still works on a regular schedule as a surgeon in St. Louis, Missouri. We spent the evening remembering our patients and our colleagues. I would enjoy hearing from old friends of the original cast circa 1966-67. Also looking for the original optometrist Thomas Booth and his army nurse wife Penny
- Monday, April 05, 2004 at 00:49:24 (EDT)

Mark Krofek <mrmilo@adelphia.net>
Morgantown, W V Monongalia
I was at the 24th Evac from: Nov.26, 1968-Dec 1968
Association: patient
Was with the 1st.Inf.Div. Was badly wounded in ambush and the 24th. Doc's and nurses saved my life plus my arm and leg. Just can't thank the personnel that worked there enough who saved so many lives. After the 24th I went to Camp Drake, Japan then to Walter Reed then Home. Again God Bless you all
- Saturday, April 03, 2004 at 23:13:59 (EST)

Kevin Perrier <kevperr@yahoo.com>

I was with Echo Recon 2/7th 1st Cav. On Dec 17 1970 at around 10PM our platoon medic was bitten by a snake and medevaced by jungle penetrator. I'm hoping to hear from anyone who is familiar with how he would have been treated at the 24th Evac. His name was Al Thomas. We called him Little Doc. Thank you
- Friday, April 02, 2004 at 19:51:14 (EST)

Jimmy Roger Lee Rose <wildchildsdesigns@yahoo.com>
Bland, VA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Nov 1969
Association: patient
Hello, My name is Deeanna. My father was in Vietnam in 1969, 2nd bat, 7th Calv. Company B, stationed in Tay Ninh. I am looking for ANYBODY who served with him, Oh my fathers name is Jimmy Roger Lee Rose. My father would also like to find his Lieutenant Jhonston. Last known in KY. Also there was a man who was in the hospital (Nov/Dec 69) with my father, His first name is Dave, he had red hair. They were in the 249th General Hospital in Toyko together. Last known Dave lived in Chattanooga, TN at the bottom of Look out Mt. PLEASE if you know my father or where I can find any of the wonderful men he served with please either email me at wildchildsdesigns@yahoo.com or call me my name is Deeanna my # is 276-688-9791. And last but not least THANK YOU to all who served to make this a better country for us to live in. YOU ARE MY HEROS Thank you Deeanna England JIMMY ROGER LEE ROSE D.O.B 3-3-49 STATIONED IN TAY NINH, VIETNAM 1969 CAME INTO SERVICE JULY 1969 SHOT IN NOV 1969 (out of army then) ARMY 2ND BATTALION 7TH CALVARY COMPANY B AFTER SHOT HE WENT TO 249TH GENERAL HOSPITAL IN TOKYO. LEG BLOWN OFF AND HAND BLOWN UP. SERVED WITH LIEUTENANT JHONSTON
- Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 22:59:24 (EST)

David M. Will ( Skip) <skipwill@cox.net>
Santee, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: April 1966 to Jan. 1968
Association: Dental Assistant and Maxiofacial Tech
Just wanted to check back in and send my new e-mail address. Sure enjoy reading all the stories and memories from everyone. Does anyone know how to get in touch with Gary Huff? He was an x-ray tech and a good friend. God bless all my friends from the 24th. We were the best.
- Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 01:57:18 (EST)

John N. Baldwin MD <jnbaldwin@mlode.com>
Twain Harte, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: May 1968-69
Association: Surgeon
I would like to recommend "A Bright Shining Lie" by General John Paul Vann and Neil Sheehan, published in 1988 by Random House, in paperback, 860 pages of the true history of Viet Nam from the brutal 1,000 year Chinese occupation, through the French, then the Japanese, and then "the American War". Of particular interest is the history of Ho Chi Minh, who studied in several universities in the USA before 1940, worked with our CIA during WWII and was gratified by the defeat of the rapacious Japanese who had driven the French out in 1940. On August 15, 1945, the day Japan surrendered, Ho Chi Minh wrote President Truman "The United States, as a champion of democracy should make Viet Nam a protectorate or a free country, just as you are making the Philippines". On the day we signed the treaty on the deck of the Missouri, Ho addressed 500,000 people in Ba Dinh Square in Hanoi, beginning his speech with Jefferson's words, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." A second letter to Truman was sent, but neither was ever answered, and the USA bowed to the (recently-rescued from the Germans) French in 1946, and let them have their "colonial territory" back, thus turning our back on Ho Chi Minh, who was essentially the George Washington of his country. These letters currently exist and are now part of the public domain. How interesting that 58,000 wonderful GI's died, and a million more were wounded because President Truman valued "French sovereignty over VietNam more than our own beloved quest for freedom". And then, after the humiliating French defeat at Dien Bien Phu in 1954, we compounded the misery by going in and thinking we could put down what essentially was a struggle for independence after a thousand years of foreign rule. Let me be perfectly clear. I am as proud of my service as any of you, proud we all went, proud we did not run, humbled by my wounded patients, many of whom are close friends to this day, but history has revealed that the cause was not just and I only wish this book could have been written in 1966, but unfortunately, history does not predict itself. The particular documents I quote are on pages 144-152. Someday, perhaps a similar book will be written, using the Freedom of Information Act, about Iraq. Read this honest, documented, factual, no-agenda book and think about how little things like unanswered letters can devastate two nations and over a million human beings. With all honor. JB
- Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 19:57:27 (EST)

Homer Mills
My last name while in Vietnam was: Mills
Forney Texas, TX
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1966 1967
Association: Supply clerk
- Tuesday, March 02, 2004 at 15:53:50 (EST)

Jim Barker <jbrx2794@neo.rr.com>
My last name while in Vietnam was: Barker

Yes, I remember Wolf Keller..I remember him saying his wife went to Woodstock and man was he pissed!
- Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 19:54:04 (EST)

Dave Shea <shead@mail.nih.gov>
My last name while in Vietnam was: Shea
Gaithersburg, MD USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: April 1968
Association: Patient
Was a patient from April 16th, I do not remember how long I was a guest there,or what ward I was on. I had a head wound and a fractured neck, so I guess I was in a neurosurgy area. .I was medivac'd after being wounded that night. I was stationed in Long Binh, and was an MP working in the 720th Charlie Co. I was working in a small village outside the post AN HOA HUNG was the name of the village. Thanks.
- Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 13:56:15 (EST)

Douglas Young <dayoung78504@mindspring.com>
McAllen, TX USA
Association: Married to Cindy Mason, nurse at the 24th Evac 1969-70
This is a request for information to any of the neuro-surgeons who served during or immediately after the Tet Offensive of 1968. There is a very famous picture of a South Vietnamese officer shooting a Viet Cong prisoner during Tet. It can be seen at http://www.ncku.edu.tw/~ioas/htmfiles/liujc/photo/79.htm. The Vietnamese officer was General Loan, the head of the National Police. While this is not the appropriate place to discuss the photo, (there was much that was not told about the photo), I am looking for information about General Loan. He was wounded in the head either during the latter part of Tet, or in the next few months. He was taken to the 3rd Field Hospital for treatment. According to one source, " . . .specialist neuro-surgical team flown in to operate on him." That team would have come from the 24th. General Loan survived, and died of cancer in the 1998 in Virginia. If you prefer, you can contact me directly by email, or post to this Guest Book. Thanx - -
- Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 12:19:34 (EST)

Gary <gary.robinson@maritz.com>
My last name while in Vietnam was: Robinson
Plano, TX US
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1968-69
Association: Adjutant
- Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 11:12:20 (EST)

John Baldwin<jnbaldwin@mlode.com>
My last name while in Vietnam was: Baldwin
Twain Harte, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: May 1968-69
Association: surgeon
Our VVA chapter 391 in Sonora, CA is the second largest in California with 120 members. (Testimony to how few Vets join the national VVA, of the over a million who served.) We will be submitting the name of Dennis Haines who was a patient at 24th EVAC as our nominee for Outstanding Veteran Coming Home, a huge award to be presented at the annual meeting in Ontario, CA this summer. Dennis was hit with an AK round to the right side of his head, rendering him hemiplegic/paralysed on the left side of his body and necessitating years of rehab and adjustment to wheelchairs and specially-designed vans. He went to college, graduated, married, raised great children and is an executive in the administration of Hershey Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania. Chapter 391 VVA is honored to have him as a new member, and submit his resume to this outstanding award. If he does not take top spot, it only means there are many others out there who sacrificed, overcame and succeeded in today's brutal world. Thanks to all who cared for him. JOHN
- Saturday, February 14, 2004 at 22:13:12 (EST)

Richard Bjorkquist<richamericiana@aol.com>
My last name while in Vietnam was: Bjorkquist
Fernley, NE.
I was at the 24th Evac from: September 1968 thru November 1969
Association: Duty driver
It was my pleasure, and job to drive you to Bien Hoa on you way back to THE WORLD. Glad you all made it home safely!!!
- Friday, February 13, 2004 at 19:54:13 (EST)

John Baldwin, MD <jnbaldwin@mlode.com>
Twain Harte, CA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: May 1968-69
Association: surgeon
One of our neurosurgical patients, a real hero, Dennis Haines, who was head-shot and recovered to be a wheelchair hemiplegic but can eloquently speak, write and think and is now a husband, father and executive at Hershey Medical Ctr fell down his home stairs and broke his clavicle, ribs and shoulder...he was looking for a snow shovel to help his wife dig out of the recent Pennsylvania storms. Keep him in your prayers. He is also fighting Hepatitis C and sometimes the side effects of his treatment is worse than the disease. He is one of us. Very special. Thanks guys and ladies. JOHN B
- Monday, February 09, 2004 at 01:55:22 (EST)

Terry Mahoney <terrence@netsync.net>

I was at the 24th Evac from: 1969-70
Association: Lab Tech
We could lie low in our cubbyhole and run tests, till needed in ER or X-ray, or when it became our turn for night duty and drawing blood on the wards in the wee morning hours. I salute you all for helping me and for what you faced each day. I was sure glad to kiss the tarmac in Oakland but would do it all over with you all by my side.
- Saturday, February 07, 2004 at 22:13:55 (EST)

Glen Dingman <glendingman@att.net>
Landing, NJ USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1970 - 1971
Association: Patient
Had the pleasure of being treated twice at the 24th Evac. I was stationed at HQ 160th Signal Gp, Long Binh SYSCON The first time, I guess we should blame Bob Hope, because after waiting from 5am until 4pm, when the 1970 Christmas show started, the sun did a job on my skin. The show was worth the wait and the pain. Bob had the Golddiggers, Johnny Bench, Lolla Falonna, and Les Brown. I was 12 feet from the stage. The second time was just before going home on 30 day special leave. It had been in country 14 months and I guess I was a little uneasy to the point of hives and not able to sleep. With the pills the doctor gave me, I slept all the way back to the states. Best flights I ever had. We played football near your LZ. Thanks for the memories
- Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 22:05:05 (EST)

Michael L. (Mike) Brown <mlbrown44@hotmail.com>
Columbus, In USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1967-1968
Association: A & D Supervisor
I've always wondered why our call sign was "Queen Tonic". That's something we ought to research. It was almost as funny as 68th Group's call sign; "Wide Minnow".
- Sunday, February 01, 2004 at 18:15:03 (EST)

Jay Colton <jcolton@tampabay.rr.com>
St Petersburg, FL USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1971-72
Association: Internist
Remembering all those who worked so hard to serve the troops. Waiting for my son to return from Iraq and now know how those parents felt. Trying to find Cpt. Jody Reisdorf, RN ward 5-10 1971-72.
- Friday, January 30, 2004 at 00:34:57 (EST)

Joseph C. Peters <jcpeters@charter.net>
New London, WI USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 6/1971 - 3/1972
Association: Medic Crossroads
SP/5 91S20
- Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 01:27:51 (EST)

Bach Tuyet Bigitte Stewart <Bachtuyetsp@aol.com>
My last name while in Vietnam was: BBui Thi Bach Tuyet (Sweetpea)
Slidell, LA USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1967 - 1972
Association: Staff (Interpreter)
I have been here in the USA for 14 years now, but have just found this web site recently, thanks to CPT Don Barnett I have found a few friends and a co-worker. The time I worked at the 24th Evac was great, and it is one of the memories I cherish. I hope that I will find more friends from the 24th Evac, especially Nguyen Dat Thinh, the interpreter at the 24th Evac.
- Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 16:48:08 (EST)

Dennis Wright <tuzdeejaz11@aol.com>
Jaffrey, NH USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: December 1969 to December 1970
Association: I worked as an MP guarding wounded enemy prisoners operated on at the 24th.
To see a young scared and confused wounded American laying beside a frightened Vietcong wounded prisoner found me shaking my head a lot.
- Friday, January 16, 2004 at 18:23:53 (EST)

Norman A. Sinowitz <Judee44@earthlink.net>
Cooper City, FL USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: June 26 1965 - October 23, 1965
Association: Pre Vietnam experience: Clerk-Typist & possible litter bearer.
While at the 24th Evac. Hosp at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas I remember 1st Lt. Richardson, 1st Sgt. Bukky D. Bobbitt, a Pvt. named Raymond Dunnaway from Arora, Colorado, SP/4 Broadbent and a PFC Richard Lewellyn from Long Island, NY.
- Friday, January 16, 2004 at 08:23:22 (EST)

Lou Mengoli <Lmengoli@cox.net>
San Diego, CA
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1967-68
Association: Surgeon
Enjoy reading everyone's comments so I thought I should participate. Life seems to have gone by pretty quickly (compared to a year in Vietnam). Practiced Surgery in Syracuse, NY, suburban Detroit and finally in San Diego, CA. Married with two sons. Now retired for 8 years. Enjoyed Henry Powell's photos and narrative so I sent Ed Fortmiller those photos which I had. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Lee Jewell?
- Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 00:27:28 (EST)

John Baldwin <jnbaldwin@mlode.com>
Twain Harte, CA US
I was at the 24th Evac from: May 1968 to May 1969
Association: surgeon
Merry Christmas and thanks to all who sent greetings including: Col Bob Stanek (commander), George Lavenson, Tom Rohner, Don Brief, John Stremple (all surgeons), Mary Lou Knable Brown and Susan Dunn (ANC), Dennis Haines (patient infantry), Ron Madsen (patient chopper pilot), Ed Fortmiller and John Bell wardmasters/corpsmen, Don Barnett (MSC-HQ). Great New Year's wishes to everyone out there.

Here are some statistics on "our war" which might be of interest.
It was long, brutal and hurt a lot of lives. But for Christmas, I opened a six-pack of boxer shorts... Label: "Made in Viet Nam". They go well with my German car and my Japanese Pathfinder. Does anything make sense anymore?
- Thursday, January 08, 2004 at 19:07:12 (EST)

Bobby Shireman <redfeathers2@hotmail.com>
Pangburn, Ar USA
I was at the 24th Evac from: Nov 1971-Dec 1971
Association: Medical Specialist
I was only with the 24th Evac for two months when I transferred to the 3rd Field Hospital, Saigon. I lived in an old Ex POW Quonset hut south of the hospital and pulled sick call at Long Binh Jail (LBJ). Anyone remember that place? I inherited two dogs and a monkey. The monkey hanged himself after someone gave him too much heroin! God Bless.
- Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 21:35:25 (EST)

Jack Gumbert <jgumbert1@aol.com>
Ft Wayne, IN
I was at the 24th Evac from: 1967-68
Association: General surgeon at the 24th and flight surgeon with 45th Dust Off
Great to read the comments in the guest book. Brings back memories of wonderful people working together, particularly during the Tet offensive. I am now retired.
- Monday, January 05, 2004 at 17:48:42 (EST)

Leslie Lane <sandbag549@yahoo.com>
Binghamton, NY USA
Association: Sister Kerry served there
Happy New Year to all of you who served there and may God bring you much peace and happiness always. Love and blessings, Leslie Lane
- Monday, January 05, 2004 at 11:48:56 (EST)

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