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MEDEVAC 15th Med\15th FSB
307B N Main Copperas Cove, TX 76522
1971-'72 MEDEVAC PSG James McDonald died is
the notification from past 15th MED Assn. President Murray Gibbs.
Present President Mike Smith sent him an e-mail saying to call James' wife.
James' wife's address and phone is: Christine McDonald 2747 Taylor Ave
Longview, WA 98632-4331.
The new 15th Medical Battalion Association Website appears to be
thorough. Information there can be an aid to research. Well done.
Emil "Lefty" Ercolano of C 2-7 Cav 1968-'69 Garry Owen
e-mailed, "Mike, thanks for putting in that little article of that incident
on Hway1 on Oct 10 1968. My records were accessed but no mention of 15th
MED. All I have are buddy statements, a letter from Lt. John Guillory, after
action report from Collage Park, MD, and a picture of the truck. I was just
service connected for TBI.
"Fighting with the Army Board of
Corrections for a PH since 2010. Just gotta keep going. On another note,
don't know if I sent you this but as a grunt on the ground this is how we
felt about you guys. Played this audio at our Reunion in Arkansas in Aug
2015 and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. Once again THANKS."
15th Medical Battalion will be 90 years old June 1, 2016! The 15th Medical
Battalion was organized June 1, 1926 at Ft. Bliss, Texas. The 90th
Organization Day, or 90th Anniversary will be commemorated at the 18th
Annual 15th Medical Bn. Association Reunion in Olympia, WA April 11-16,
Are you on Facebook? Do you enjoy the instantaneous interaction
with a group afforded by Facebook? If so, you are invited to join the
15th MED Association Facebook Page. It was created by Velma Smith (wife
of 15th MED Bn. Assn. President Mile “Smitty” Smith) in January 2014,
primarily as a communication tool for the Executive Committee, but it has
mushroomed into into a Facebook Page for all 15th MED veterans, and
currently has fifty-three members. It is a private Facebook page, and
membership is restricted to 15th MED veterans and their family members.
Privacy for the page is set to "Secret" so that only members can see the
page, who is in group, and what members post. To join, simply send an e-mail
to Velma Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org requesting admittance.
have a personal Facebook page in order to join the 15th MED FB page. You can
easily set up a personal FB page very simply, divulging no personal
information other than your name. There is no way that you can review the
15th MED FB page without joining it. However, if you join and decide that it
is not for you, you can click on the "Joined" box and then select "Leave
Group." There is a lot of good exchange of information when a comment or
question is posted on the Facebook page. It is a lot of fun! Check it out!
Mark your calendars and make your arrangements to attend the 2016
Reunion! The 15th Medical Battalion Association’s 18th Annual Reunion
will be held in Olympia, Washington April 11-16, 2016 at the Red Lion
Reunion Coordinator Larry Hatch has been extremely busy planning
since the 2015 Reunion and reports the following agenda: The theme of
this year’s Reunion is “Western” because the Pacific Northwest has many
ranches and farms. As such, there will be awards for the best dressed in
Western garb at the BBQ banquet featuring the “Oly Mountain Boys”
nationally awarded blue grass band. So, cowboy and cowgirl boots are in
order along with a ten-gallon hat. Tours at the Museum of Flight at Boeing
Field, LeMays Auto Collection (over 2,500 vintage vehicles), 1W Helicopters,
and Olympic Flight Museum are on the agenda as well as great dining places.
Saturday will feature meetings, group pictures, opening ceremonies,
awards, presentations, and an exciting auction. Cabela’s is booked at
6:00 pm for an evening of eating game meat (if desired) and shopping.
Hotel reservations are required 1LT March 13, 2016. To reserve rooms, call
1-800-733-5466 and request group rate of $94 plus tax for “15th Medical
Battalion Reunion”.” On-line booking use Code MILI0411.
schedule, registration forms, and other information on the Reunion is on our
new 15th MED Website, www.15thmedbnassociation.org. , thanks to
Webmaster Ron “Huey” Huether. Completed Reunion registration forms need
to be sent to Treasurer David Huser (920) 737-3244 at 4339 Windemer Ln,
Hobart, WI 54155 or email@example.com as soon as possible. If you do not
have access to the Internet or have any questions at all about the Reunion,
please contact Reunion Coordinator Larry Hatch at (360)491- 6486, or
firstname.lastname@example.org . He will mail paper copies of Reunion
information including registration forms to you. As always, the Reunion
promises to be a great time to reunite with old friends, to make some new
friends, and to in general be a good time!
Always remembering our 1st
Cav troops on duty around the world; over and out.
Bodnar C 2\7 '69
SO THAT OTHERS MAY LIVE