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2011 DAV Outstanding Disabled Veteran of the Year Joe Cassilly F/75


Wounded Ranger to Be Awarded Medal of Honor

(posted by)
James C. Savage III <jcs5(replace this)georgetown.edu>
I Company, 75th Rangers
MASSACHUSETTS, USA
- Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
Freedom Award Goes to Resilient Ranger

(posted by)
James C. Savage III <jcs5(replace this)georgetown.edu>
I Company, 75th Rangers
MASSACHUSETTS, USA
- Wednesday, June 1st, 2011
I learned recently that David "Mad Dog" Dolby passed away. He won the Medal of Honor on his first tour in Vietnam; on his second tour he served in my platoon (2nd Platoon, C Co.) in 1969. He took me out on my first mission near Bong Song (LZ English). He earned the MOH with an M-60 and asked me if he could take one to the field if he was able to "legally" get one. I said sure. When most of the company had left Bong Song for Phan Thiet but me, a CID officer came around and told me that someone had stolen an M-60 from the guard tower the night before while the guards slept. Of course, I knew nothing about it (Heh,heh) and changed the subject to ask why the guards were sleeping. When I arrived in Phan Thiet, Dolby handed me a completed yellow requisition slip that made it "legal". Later, when a REMF officer saw Dolby get off a helicopter after a mission, I was threatened with a court martial if I continued to let him take it to the field because M-60's weren't in our "TO&E". Dolby carried the M-60 on every mission. I took this photo of Dolby with 2d Platoon Sgt "Luke" Henderson. --Lt. Rick Grimes

  

rick grimes <RGrimes(replace this)ALFA.org>
C/75 Vietnam
- Wednesday, May 18th, 2011