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funeral placard memento
Last year at the Executive Committee meeting it was voted to develop a way of showing the 15th Medical Battalion Association's presence at member funerals instead of sending flowers. Larry (Gray Ghost) Hatch came up with the idea of a funeral placard and got the ball rolling by creating the first version. The project was completed by Jim Ferguson with the second version of the funeral placard.
The funeral placard is printed on 3/16 inch thick stock and is 16 x 24 inches. The placard will be sent to the funeral home with direction to display the placard on an easel or some other suitable stand. The funeral placard may then be taken by the family as a memento of their soldier's service and sacrifice while in the 15th Medical Battalion. Eligibility will be for any member of the 15th Medical Battalion having attended at least one reunion.
Thanks go out to the Ghost and Ferggie for completing this action and creating something meaningful yet within our Association's budget.
fort polk medevac crash
The soldier killed in Thursday's helicopter crash as Major Trevor Joseph, a company commander with 1st Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment based at Fort Polk. Three crew members were also injured.
At approximately 12:50 a.m. 26 Sept. 19, a soldier from the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk's 1st Battalion, 5th Aviation Regiment was killed in a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter accident during a JRTC rotation within the Fort Polk training area. Three other 1-5 AVN REG soldiers were injured.
MAJ Trevor Joseph, the Company Commander of C Company, 1-5 AVN, the MEDEVAC unit known across the Army as "Cajun Dustoff," was killed in this aviation accident. MAJ Joseph, is from Collierville, TN.; and comes from a family with a tradition of proud military service. He was commissioned in 2008 as a medical services officer and began his exceptional service to the U.S. Army as a pilot. MAJ Joseph took command of C Company, 1-5 AVN in July 2018. Over the course of his career, he deployed twice to combat in Afghanistan (2010 and 2017). Previous duty stations include Fort Riley, Kansas (2015-2017), Fort Rucker, Alabama (2011-2013), and Fort Bragg, North Carolina (2008-2010). And a Sonny and Cher sang, "The beat goes on."
new unit t-shirts
The votes are in and the ballots are checked for hanging chads. All y'all voted for charcoal, scuba blue, sandstone, and vintage heather maroon. These Easy Care 50/50 poly/cotton blend, wrinkle-resistant t-shirts come with your choice of color, crest, and with or without a pocket on left front. Right front crest comes in three options; stenciled crest options are Medevac crest with 15th Medical Battalion border, Medevac crest, or 15th Medical Battalion crest with 15th Medical Battalion border. The back of the t-shirt is blank.
Nine Line Apparel founded in Georgia home burnt to the ground.
veteran-owned and operated
brand started out in a house on Whitemarsh Island, Ga., just outside of
Savannah caught fire and burned to the ground. Nine Line outgrew the house
years ago and an employee was renting it out to a family at the time of the
“Nine Line Apparel is very sad to report that the home where our great company got its start was destroyed in a fire,” said Nine Line spokeswoman Amanda Herring.
The “relentlessly patriotic” Nine Line brand is named for the medevac request code for a service member injured on the field of battle, supporting military and first responder charities and disaster relief initiatives.
May-Jun 2019 Saber posted
The latest issue of the 1st Cav Saber newsletter has been added to our site in the Historical Documents section. As always, our volunteer author Mike Bodnar has some interesting information in the 15th Medical Battalion's section. So visit the Historical Documents section and catch-up with the latest news about the 15th Med Bn and the 1st Cav Division.
Quinn Becker nominated for dustoff hall of fame
All you 1970ish crewmembers having the pleasure of seeing Quinn Becker in action as our Battalion Command will be pleased to know that he has been nominated to enter the DUSTOFF Hall of Fame. The brass plaque on the HOF wall at the AMEDD Museum has a very limited amount of space for verbiage about his career, but the latest issue of the Spring/Summer 2019 DUSTOFFer newsletter has a very nice history of his climb to fame. Check out the story by going to the Spring/Summer 2019 DUSTOFFer newsletter.
lost and missing members
We've got over two hundred names of soldiers that served with the 15th Medical Battalion but we have no way to contact them - no address and no e-mail address. We'd appreciate you taking the time to scan the Lost and Missing Members List and seeing if you know how to contact any of them. If you do find someone you are in contact with, please ask them to visit this site and fill out the Contact Us form or you complete the form for them.
planning underway for 2020 reunion
The "Perfect Vision" Reunion... (ahhhhh get it? 2020) planning is underway. The 2020 Reunion will be held at the Oxford Suite, Boise, ID April 1-5 in Boise, ID. So start planning now by checking your calendar and making sure you pencil in the reunion dates.
Embroidered medevac patch set
The latest item to be stocked in our online store is an embroidered Medevac patch set (comes in two pieces) measuring 10 x 10 inches. Great to sew on your leather flight jacket, bowling ball bag, or anything else you want folks to know just what you did during the war. Check out these embroidered patch sets in the online store.
new historical documents added
Thanks to the tireless efforts of our historian Terry McCarl and for the money put up by Corky Walsh, we've been able to add two new documents to our site; Activities Report 1 Jan 66 - 31 Dec 66 and Annual Historical Report 1 Jan 70 - 31 Dec 70. Both make interesting read so check them out for yourself by going to the Historical Documents section of this site.
Webmeister Needs Your Help
The database making up the Unit Member Search has been scrubbed to make it as accurate as we can at this time. All e-mail addresses were checked for currency and "dead" e-mail addresses deleted. This leaves many members without an operating e-mail address associated with their data. I need your help in filling in the blanks. Please search for friends you served with and if you notice an individual's name doesn't have an e-mail address, but you known what the e-mail address is, then please let me know at medevac2@15thMedBnAssociation.org . Thanks.
New Pictures Added To Photo Page
Some new pictures of Company B after the ammo dump explosion were added to the Photo page 6. Many thanks to Jerry Kuklok for taking the time to send them. So what's keeping you from scanning a few pictures and sending then in to us. We'd love to post them and let the whole Association see them. Send them as an attachment to an e-mail to medevac2@15thMedBnAssociation.com . No scanner or not comfortable with attaching items to an e-mail, just sent the pictures to R. (Baby Huey) Huether, 110 Cedar Hills Dr., Fredericksburg, TX 78624. I'll scan them for ya and then return your pictures.
15th Medical Battalion Association EIN: 82-1517632
Texas Taxpayer Number: 32064960969
The 15th Medical Battalion Association is registered as a non-profit tax-exempt private foundation with tax-exempt status granted under IRS rules section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.