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2009 Jan-Feb

MEDEVAC 15th Med\15th FSB
Mike Bodnar
307B N Main Copperas Cove, TX 76522
1704 254-542-1961

Michael F. ( face) MAGRANE in Amesbury, MA, signed the Guestbook: "Co. A 15th MED Bn., 1st Air Cav. from 12\'67 to 12\'68."

Ron KILLINGSWORTH e-mailed, "Dear Mike, I was assigned to 191st MI and stationed at FSB Mace, Gia Ray, somewhat near Xuan Loc, from April '71 to March '72. There was a MEDEVAC station on the firebase. Part of my job was to interrogate wounded enemy brought into the firebase by MEDEVAC. We would interrogate them while the doctors and Medics worked on them. They were very cooperative. We sent the intelligence information back out to the unit that was in contact with the enemy. I was a Vietnamese linguist and some of the Medics used to go with me into the local village and perform first aid to some of the needy villagers, mostly mountain people who had been relocated there. There was also a 15th MED dentist-we called him 'Painless'-assigned to the firebase and he used to hang out at our hooch. I also took him down to the local village and he pulled teeth on the hood of my jeep.

"I would like to contact some of those great 15th MED people who served at FSB Mace at the same time I was there. I can not remember any names, time has taken its toll on my memory. I looked at your Website and thought of leaving a message on the forum but did not know about non-members doing that. I usually attend the 1st Cav Assn. Reunion and will be at Fort Hood in June.

"If you can help me locate and contact any 15th MED from FSB Mace, I would appreciate your efforts. I was a career soldier and retired in '84 as a CW3. My last duty assignment was with the 1st Cav (312th MI Bn) at Fort Hood, from '82 to '84, which made me a 'Cav sandwich.' Best wishes in the New Year, Chief KILLINGSWORTH-I was the Special Agent in charge of the 191st MI Det. Counterintelligence and IPW Detachment at FSB Mace."

15th MED Association Webmaster\Past President 2003-2006 Murray GIBBS MEDEVAC '67-'68 writes, "Greetings, On the behalf of the 15th MED Association and myself, I wish everyone a Happy New Year. May we all have attainable New Year resolutions and as COL DOWNEY put it, 'Insure that we continue to keep each other in our daily prayers, and keep in touch throughout the wishes always."

Always remembering our 1st Cav troops on duty around the world; over and out.

Mike Bodnar C 2\7 '69
MEDEVAC 1-7\70

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