One of the crew chiefs that I served with in the 159th recently gave me
copies of some old quarterly reports that we sent to the Aviation
Consultant in the Office of the Surgeon General.
As I read through them, I became more depressed that all of the history
that we accumulated over the Vietnam years and sent to OTSG was disposed
of by someone and has apparently been lost forever.
I've told several of you that Tom Scofield and I looked for that history
when we were first assigned to OTSG, but to no avail. In Chuck Mateer's
day, I can remember 12-15 large filing cabinets filled with materiels like
the report I have attached. I keep hoping it will turn up someday.
I've sent along one of the quarterly reports to bring back memories of the
days when most of us were back on our second tours. As bad as it was,
reading through the reports makes me think we kept a fairly good
perspective and sense of humor and didn't dwell on the bad things
RE: 159th Medical Detachment (Hel Amb)
first quarter (January - March) of 1969