Looking For Doc George, Vietnam 1969

LZ White 1969, Tây Ninh Province, Republic of Vietnam

An old buddy of mine recently posted this notice in a paper for Vietnam vets:

Looking for Doc George, a medic assigned to Delta Co. 1st of the 8th Cav. March 1969 @L.Z. White. Also looking for other guys with the Company at that time.

In an effort to help expand the search parameters, I’m requesting that anyone who knows of the good doctor or recognizes him in the picture below, to please leave a message in the comments section of this post. Other comments are welcome, particularly from “Jumping Mustang” vets (D 1/8, 1st Cavalry Division) who were on the LZ on 3/21/69.

Doc George, D 1/8, 1st Cavalry Division, Republic of Vietnam

Here’s a bit of Tom’s story:

“I was RTO [Radio/Telephone Operator], humping the Company radio, when we were hit on LZ White, 3/21/69. [The] battalion RTO and I were next to the command bunker. I was on guard, heard mortar rounds going off in the distance and knew we were going to get hit.

We were under a culvert covered with sand bags, about 25 feet from the bunker where Skeeter [Donald Johnston, MOH] and Bobby [Joseph Eustaquio] were killed. I was very lucky—got blown of my feet by an enemy sapper lobbing a satchel charge, my weapon and one of the radios were inoperable due to shrapnel damage. I was only slightly wounded, ruptured eardrum and minor shrapnel wounds, not ambulatory. It was a real clusterf**k, enemy soldiers all over, about half of the perimeter. Doc George and I carried this guy to the first aid tent, he was screaming all the way…light in the tent revealed that his leg was gone, don’t think he made it.”

Doc George

Joseph "Bobby" Eustaquio, KIA 3/21/69, on left with unidentified GI

L-R Tom Paulovitz, Mike Gillis, & unidentified GI from Guam

Thanks in advance for your help, guys, and thanks for your service.

“Each soldier past, and you now here

Do share what will not disappear

One thought now comes, straight from my heart

For soldiers home, who’ve done their part

I’m honored to have served with you

May Godly peace, help get you through”

©2002 Roger J. Robicheau – We Stood For Freedom

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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17 Responses to Looking For Doc George, Vietnam 1969

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  3. samiam60 says:

    God Bless you and thank you for your service Bob Mack and all those who served with you.

  4. Freedom, by the way says:

    Love the poem at the end of the post, Bob. Isn’t there a way for vets to connect and find each other through VFW or other? Or maybe some soldiers just come home and never bother to get their names on the roles. Veteran Affairs should be able to locate every vet who ever served–and make sure they are doing o.k. (But of course they don’t–our taxpayer dollars not working as they should AGAIN).

    • Bob Mack says:

      Don’t know, FREE…there’s a few web-sites that have finder boards, but I don’t know of anything official. Hopefully, somebody that has some info will hit this post through a search engine & I can pass it along.

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  6. Bill Weiss says:

    I was on that LZ that fateful night with C/Btry 2nd 19th Artillery. You never forget it. After 40 years I cant remember guys names anymore. I was injured Mar 26 and came home. This past year I had a knee replacement because of that injury. I have been looking for anyone that was there but to no avail. Sorry I cant be of more help

  7. Laurie says:

    My father was at LZ white on March 21, 1969. He was also a medic serving Delta company in the 1/8th. I am not sure if he would know how to contact Doc George. My dad is James Campos and he currently lives in NJ. If you are interested I have copies of the communication logs from that day at LZ White.

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