As I recall we didn't have a very good commander or leadership and there was a lot of morale problems. This is the only album of mine that I don't require visitors to have a Friend status to view.
The concept of dedicated physician staffed air ambulance helicopters was introduced in 1978 by Doctor Jens Moe.
A foundation, now known as the Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation, was established to secure the financial aspects of the operation.
What miffs me is the lack of Internet support, documentation and just reaching out to our former comrades like members of other DUSTOFF units in Vietnam do. In 1998 I reached out to find others who I served with. I haven't found one of my comrades, much less history of the brave men who served in the 326th from 1968 to 1970.
I remember brave and bold pilots like Frank Hitchens and Jerry Torba, and Fat Albert who took over 30 rounds mostly thru the cockpit on his last mission in country. There would be no history that I know of if it weren't for Larry.
He even sent me a picture of my helicopter on Hamburger Hill that I didn't even know existed. I have uploaded a number of photos of the 22nd Surg Hosp in Phu Bai in 1968.
I don't know much about Web sites but my stepson is an IT expert so e-mail me. Where are you fat Albert, Torba, Hitchens, Whitaker, Shirley, and Roby and Olds my vote for best crewchief/medic team although EVERYONE was fantastic. If you aren't on Facebook contact me, and I'll send you a link.The other area of good news is that flight medics also will be trained for en route critical care of stabilized patients.What most people don’t realize is that a huge percentage of MEDEVAC flights entail the transfer of wounded troops from one level medical treatment facility (MTF) to another.First, I want to also morn the passing of Larry Waggoner.He was a super crewchief who I flew with many times.After over a decade of urgent calls for upgraded training of Army flight medics, it has begun.