Our Memorial Wall

It is with great sorrow that we post names of crewmembers that gave their life. We should never forget these brave members of the 15th Medical Battalion.

PFC Robert Earnest Jones
26 Nov 68 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: HARRISON, MI
Date of Birth: Thursday, August 25, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 91A10
Start of Tour: Wednesday, August 7, 1968
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, November 26, 1968
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land
(Crew member - Helicopter)
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 38W - Row 068
KIA 15th Med Bn soldiers

KIA 15th Med Bn soldiers
SP4 Kirk Allen Woolley
11 Feb 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: LOUISVILLE, KY
Date of Birth: Thursday, April 15, 1943
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 67A1F
Start of Tour: Friday, July 19, 1968
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, February 11, 1969
Age at time of loss: 25
Casualty type: (C1) Non-hostile, died of other causes
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Helicopter, non-crew)
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 32W - Row 018
Burial: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery, Louisville, KY
Plot: Section D Site 208

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SP4 Gary Lynn Dubach
14 Feb 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: ASHTABULA, OH
Date of Birth: Friday, June 10, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 67N20
Start of Tour: Tuesday, June 11, 1968
Date of Casualty: Friday, February 14, 1969
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land
(Crew member - Helicopter)
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 32W - Row 031
Burial: Edgewood Cemetery, Edgewood, OH
Dubach
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SP4 Stephen Lawrence Schumacher
14 Feb 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Date of Birth: Saturday, February 26, 1946
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 91B20
Start of Tour: Monday, September 2, 1968
Date of Casualty: Friday, February 14, 1969
Age at time of loss: 23
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Helicopter, non-crew)
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 32W - Row 034
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KIA 15th Med Bn soldiers
SP4 Evans Benbow
13 May 1969 C Co, 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: New York, NY
Date of Birth: 11 March 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Negro
Marital Status: Single
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 91B20
Start of Tour: 13 November 1968
Date of Casualty: 13 May 1969
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: Non-Hostile
Reason: Not Reported- Ground Casualty
Province: Unknown/Not Reported
The Wall: Panel 25W - Row 93
KIA 15th Med Bn soldiers
KIA 15th Med Bn soldiers
SP4 William Lee Brooks
6 Jun 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: MONTGOMERY, AL
Date of Birth: November 8, 1947
Sex: Male
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 76S20
Date of Casualty: Thursday, June 6, 1969
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A2) Hostile,
died of wounds
Reason: Ground casualty
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel W23 Line 83
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, AL

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SP4 Michael Raymond Wick
9 Jun 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: COLLEGE POINT, NY
Date of Birth: November 4, 1947
Sex: Male
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 91B20
Start of Tour: December 18, 1968
Date of Casualty: June 9, 1969
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Air loss - Ground casualty (Artillery, rocket, or mortar)
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel W22 Line 10
Burial: Mount Saint Mary Cemetery, Flushing, NY
Plot: Section 6-4- B-41
wick
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WO1 Jonathan R. Vars
17 Jul 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: CHERRY HILL, NJ
Date of Birth: Tuesday, September 28, 1943
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 100B
Start of Tour: Friday, February 28, 1969
Date of Casualty: Thursday, July 17, 1969
Age at time of loss: 25
Casualty type: (A2) Hostile, died of wounds
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Pilot - Helicopter)
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 20W - Row 012
Burial: Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder, CO

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SP5 Louis Scott Di Bari
5 Sep 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: SAN JOSE, CA
Date of Birth: Tuesday, July 15, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 67N20
Start of Tour: Tuesday, November 26, 1968
Date of Casualty: Friday, September 5, 1969
Age at time of loss: 22
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land
(Crew member - Helicopter)
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel 18W - Row 037
DiBari
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SSG Lester J Brantley
20 Jul 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: PORTSMOUTH, VA
Date of Birth: November 12, 1936
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 31G40
Start of Tour: June 11, 1969
Date of Casualty: July 20, 1969
Age at time of loss: 32
Casualty type: Non-hostile, died of illness or injury
Reason: Illness or disease
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel W19 Line 76
Burial: Raleigh National Cemetery, Raleigh, NC
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KIA 15th Med Bn soldiers
SSG James Wood Megehee
7 Sep 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: MINDEN, LA
Date of Birth: Monday, April 22, 1940
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 67A1F
Start of Tour: Sunday, October 27, 1968
Date of Casualty: Sunday, September 7, 1969
Age at time of loss: 29
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land
(Crew member - Helicopter)
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 18W - Row 055
Burial: New Palestine Cemetery, Picayune, MS
Megehee
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SP5 Gary Lee Bowdler
7 Sep 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: NORTH TONAWANDA, NY
Date of Birth: Thursday, May 5, 1949
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 91B20
Start of Tour: Thursday, December 5, 1968
Date of Casualty: Sunday, September 7, 1969
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Helicopter, non-crew)
Province: Binh Long
The Wall: Panel 18W - Row 053
Burial: Elmlawn Cemetery, Tonawanda, NY

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CW3 Ferman Bobby Hodges
28 Oct 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: GARDENDALE, AL
Date of Birth: Tuesday, May 10, 1932
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 100B
- Start of Tour: Wednesday, December 18, 1968
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, October 28, 1969
Age at time of loss: 37
Casualty type: (C1) Non-hostile, died of other causes
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Pilot - Helicopter)
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 17W - Row 128
Burial: Moncrief Cemetery, Gardendale, AL

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SP5 Billy W Denley
28 Oct 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: ELLIOTT, MS
Date of Birth: Tuesday, January 3, 1950
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 67N2P
Start of Tour: Monday, July 28, 1969
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, October 28, 1969
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: (C1) Non-hostile, died of other causes
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Helicopter, non-crew)
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 17W - Row 127
Burial: Woodlawn Memorial Park, Grenada, MS

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SP4 Ralph Silvio Cinotti
28 Oct 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: BRIDGEPORT, CT
Date of Birth: Tuesday, May 25, 1948
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 67N20
Start of Tour: Monday, July 14, 1969
Date of Casualty: Tuesday, October 28, 1969
Age at time of loss: 21
Casualty type: (C2) Non-hostile, died of illness/injury
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Helicopter, non-crew)
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 17W - Row 128
Burial: Saint Michaels Cemetery, Stratford, CT

KIA 15th Med Bn soldiers
SP4 Ronald John Binkowski
18 Dec 69 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: LANSING, MI
Date of Birth: December 25, 1949
Sex: Male
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 92B20
Start of Tour: November 23, 1969
Date of Casualty: December 18, 1969
Age at time of loss: 19
Casualty type: Non-hostile, died of other causes
Reason: Ground casualty
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel W15 Line 69
Burial: Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery,
Lansing, MI

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PFC Roosevelt George Dockery
4 Feb 70 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: BUFFALO, NY
Date of Birth: October 11, 1949
Sex: Male
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty):
91A10
Start of Tour: October 6, 1969
Date of Casualty: February 4, 1970
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: Hostile, died
Reason: Gun or small arms fire
Province: Tay Ninh
The Wall: Panel W14 Line 100
Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY

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WO1 Rodney Keith Arnold
25 Apr 70 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: MILWAUKIE, OR
Date of Birth: Thursday, August 14, 1947
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 100B
Start of Tour: Thursday, March 19, 1970
Date of Casualty: Saturday, April 25, 1970
Age at time of loss: 22
Casualty type: (C2) Non-hostile, died of illness/injury
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Pilot - Helicopter)
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 11W - Row 048
Burial: Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, OR

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SP6 James Thaddeus Conway
25 Apr 70 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: TUSCARAWAS, OH
Date of Birth: Friday, July 12, 1946
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 67W20
Start of Tour: Tuesday, October 28, 1969
Date of Casualty: Saturday, April 25, 1970
Age at time of loss: 23
Casualty type: (C1) Non-hostile, died of
other causes
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land
(Crew member - Helicopter)
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 11W - Row 049
Burial: Union Cemetery, Uhrichsville, OH
Plot: Section FF, Lot 55, South Half, Grave 1

KIA 15th Med Bn soldiers
SFC James Harrison Brooks Jr.
25 Apr 70 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: ITMANN, WV
Date of Birth: Tuesday, July 30, 1940
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Married
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 67N40
Start of Tour: Monday, October 27, 1969
Date of Casualty: Saturday, April 25, 1970
Age at time of loss: 29
Casualty type: (C2) Non-hostile, died of illness/injury
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land (Helicopter, non-crew)
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel 11W - Row 048
Burial: Welcome Home Freewill Baptist
Church Cemetery, Bel Air, MD
brooks
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SP5 Gary Lynn Taylor
24 May 70 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: CINCINNATI, OH
Date of Birth: Wednesday, January 18, 1950
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 51M20
Start of Tour: Friday, October 24, 1969
Date of Casualty: Sunday, May 24, 1970
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: (A1) Hostile, died
Reason: Air loss - Crashed on land
(Crew member - Helicopter)
Country: Cambodia
Province: Unknown/Not Reported
The Wall: Panel 10W - Row 093

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SP4 James Richard Fortenberry
24 Sep 70 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav)
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Home of Record: FRIONA, TX
Date of Birth: June 12, 1946
Sex: Male
Race: Caucasian
Marital Status: Single
Branch: Army
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 67N20
Start of Tour: March 28, 1970
Date of Casualty: September 24, 1970
Age at time of loss: 20
Casualty type: Non-Hostile, died
Reason: Helicopter Crash on land
Province: Phouc Vinh
The Wall: Panel 07W - Row 086
Burial: Friona Cemetery, Friona, TX

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SP4 Samuel Taylor Owen
12 Mar 71 15th Medical Battalion (1st Cav.)
Home of Record: FORT WORTH, TX
Date of Birth: January 15, 1942
MOS (Military Occupational Specialty): 91B20:
Start Tour: June 25, 1970
Date of Casualty: March 12, 1971
Age at time of loss: 29
Casualty type: Hostile, died outright
Reason: Ground casualty
Province: Binh Duong
The Wall: Panel W4 Line 42
Burial: Valley View Memorial Park, West Valley City, UT
Plot: Section D = "Deseret"

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