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We will never forget!

 

"If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.

Be not ashamed to say you loved them, though you may or may not have always. Take what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own.

And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind."

Major Michael O'Donnell 
KIA March 24, 1970 - Dak To, Vietnam 

Vietnam Veterans "The Wall"  ~  Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund 

         

Sp4 Herbert R. Anderson
Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Color photo provided by M/Sgt Joe Waskas
jwaskas@yahoo.com
Class member: SF Medic Class # 9 

Thought I'd send you this photo of Andy and one of his nurses (photo originally courtesy of Mark Atchison).  I talked to him around Christmas 1967 and found out he died a few weeks later.  The picture is a good one of him.

SSgt Leslie L. Brucker
Vietnam Veterans Memorial


Below comments from Kimberly Kimmel-Ober
kimabmitz@earthlink.net

Admirer
Encinitas, California  U.S.A

For Staff Sergeant Brucker and all those who knew him and loved him, I just want to say thank you for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know that you will hold a special place in my heart! It would have been nice to have known you as a person, and I greatly appreciate your service! I just wish you did not have to pay so high a price! You forever will be a hero in my eyes!

Sp4 Richard P. Teevens
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Below comments for Sp4 Richard Teevens:


M/Sgt Bernard Newman 
newman36@worldnet.att.net
Team Sgt, A-361/Project Rapid Fire 
1808 Sherwood Lakes Blvd
Lakeland, Fl 33809 U.S.A

Project Rapid Fire/B-36: B-36 was hard on medics. We had three killed, two evacuated who were classified one hundred percent disabled. Out of four Distinguished Service Crosses awarded, two went to SF medics. B-36 as a Project lasted 9 months. Rapid Fire was deactivated as a Project 23 May, 1968 and reactivated as the 3d Mobile Strike Force.

I remember Richard Teevens, who died while pulling a wounded member of the patrol out from the enemy line of fire. Teevens gave his life during this extraordinary act of heroism. Teevens was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. We, his team members and comrades, still mourn his loss and miss his companionship.


Paul Grillo
kingcricket1@aol.com
Former SF Medic on B-36, Team A-362
Project Rapid Fire (Special Reconnaissance)

Newman told me about your site. I served as one of the medics on B-36,A-362. Pete Stark was the other medic on my team. Teevens and Jerry Burr were the medics on A-361. Both teams worked in the same camp and many times as one. I received a head wound the day before Rick was killed. I was back in camp when they brought his body in. He was the last casualty I saw prior to being sent to Long Binh Army hospital for a craniotomy.

He has left a lasting impression on me and I'm proud to have known him. Thank you for forming a web-site to honor the fallen medics of your class.

Sincerely,
Paul Grillo


Jerry Burr, SGT
jburr@charter.net
Former SF Medic on B-36, Team A-361
Project Rapid Fire (Special Reconnaissance)

This is a great site and long overdue.

Specialist Forth Class Richard Teevens, was a Special Forces medic on team A 361, Project Rapid Fire-Special Reconnaissance in 1967. I was the other medic on Team A-361.

Teevens was also known to his teammates as, "Tweedy Bird", because of his professional quality singing capability.

Special Forces Medics, because of their training, are wanted on most, if not all missions. The other team members feel good about their own, private “Bac'si”.

Specialist 4th Class Richard Teevens epitomized the qualities of a Special Forces medic. He was knowledgeable, mature far beyond his young age, and very courageous. His heroic actions on November 17,1967 cost him his life. He was an inspiration to his teammates, and he brought honor to himself, his family and the Special Forces.

I'll also always remember Richard Teevens.  Rest now.... Bac'si Teevens.

Respectfully,

Jerry Burr, (SGT)
Former SF Medic on B-36, Team A-361
Project Rapid Fire (Special Reconnaissance)

Michael J. Brunner
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Clifton H. Davis
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Photos from Special Forces Aidman (Airborne) Class # 9 Photo
The Medical Field Service School, Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC)
Fort Sam Houston, Texas - September, 1966

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