Craig W. Hitechew
NCOIC 430th Med. Det. - Gunner
Arrived in unit: Apr. 1966 - Sgt E-5 at Vung Tau
Departed unit: Dec. 1966 - SSGT - sent to Brigade
Duties in unit: NCOIC 430th Med. Det. - Gunner on command ship
Other Assignments: 1st Aviation Brigade 1966
Training: Medic school, X-Ray school in 1968.
Occupation: Hospital Imaging Administrator, retired in 1995.
Family: I've been married twice, one daughter 34, from the lst marriage, who's a lawyer, married to a lawyer in Los Angeles. One grandson age 3. Two step daughters with the 2d wife, a teacher and a social worker.
Remarks: The first few months
I flew with Robert 'Bo' Baker, and Weldon Honeycutt, 'Tiger 6'. Bo later transferred and was replaced by Don Lear, whom I'd love to locate. As I recall Honeycutt was shot in the leg in the fall. I forget the name of the new CO. I was promoted to E6 and left for the 1st Aviation Bde in Ben Hoa in December of '66.
Other 420th personnel included an E6 named Martinez I think and SP4 Ernie Crabtree,
PFC Harting, SP5 Garcia, and a fellow from the Virgin Islands who's name escapes me. My most notable pilot was Richard Ragland in the Gun Platoon.