Retired, current Army Medevacs to speak


To celebrate the UT Health Science Center San Antonio’s longstanding relationship with the U.S. Army, the Department of Emergency Health Sciences in the School of Health Professions is hosting a special presentation of the documentary “When I Have Your Wounded: The DUSTOFF Legacy.”

The documentary is a one-hour feature film that tells the story of the Army helicopter medical evacuation for the U.S. Army Medical Department. Dustoff was the radio call sign given to the first helicopter evacuation unit in Vietnam in 1962. The term Dustoff has become synonymous with life-saving aeromedical evacuation.

Earlier this year, the Department of Emergency Health Sciences was selected by the U.S. Army to train all U.S. Army Flight Medics. This involves a five-year, $8.4 million contract. All training is performed in San Antonio.


After the documentary is shown, a panel discussion will feature retired Maj. Gen. Patrick Brady, Medal of Honor recipient and a Medevac pilot during the Vietnam Era; Maj. Patrick Zenk, whose late father was a pioneer of the Army Medevac in Vietnam, a Medevac who served in Afghanistan; and Sgt. Billy Raines, who currently serves as an Army Medevac. Both Brady and Zenk are featured in the documentary.

The panel participants will be available to the media afterward.


1:45 – 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5
1:45 p.m. Welcome remarks
2-3:15 p.m. Documentary shown
3:15-3:45 p.m. Panel discussion


Pestana Lecture Hall (in corridor between Briscoe Library and Medical School)

Enter campus on Floyd Curl Drive near Medical Drive. The guard will direct you to special parking and to the lecture hall.


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