421 st Medical Company  ( Air Ambulance )

"DUSTOFF Europe"

7th Medical Command Nellingen Germany

 

 

 

 

     Stephen C.Martin   

 

Original Comment on End of this Page.

 

Eine große, freudige  Überraschung hat mich im Frühjahr 2009 erreicht. Ich fand heraus, das der älteste Sohn von US-Sänger und Schauspiel- Legende Dean Martin, auch in der Nellingen Kaserne stationiert war. Sein Name ist Stephen Craig Martin.

 

Stephen war von 1960 bis 1963 mit dem 421. Hubschrauber ( Luft Ambulanz ) Battalion in Nellingen stationiert. Über meinen Freund Louis Durnavich aus Illinois bekam ich diese tollen Fotos und Informationen. Aus Sicherheits – und Personenschutzgründen für Stephen Craig Martin darf ich an dieser Stelle nicht weiteres verraten. Nur noch soviel das Mr. Martin  67 Jahre alt ( Juli 2009 ) ist und in Kalifornien lebt. Stephen hat genau wie alle anderen Soldaten auf meiner Webseite, seine Zeit in Deutschland sehr genossen.

Es existiert ein Gerücht, das zu mindest einmal Dean Martin seinen Sohn Stephen heimlich in der Kaserne Nellingen besucht hat.

 

Mein Dank geht an Louis Durnavich, der mich mit dieser schönen Geschichte im August 2009 überrascht hat.

Natürlich auch herzlichen Dank an Stephen Craig Martin für das zur Verfügung gestellte Fotomaterial.

 

Billy Bils November 2009

 

                 

 

A great, pleasant surprise has reached me in the spring of 2009. I found out that the eldest Son of U.S. Singer and acting legend Dean Martin, was stationed in the Nellingen Kaserne. His name is Stephen Craig Martin.

Stephen was from 1960 to 1963 with the 421st Medical Helicopter (Air Ambulance) Company  in Nellingen. Over my friend Louie Durnavich from Illinois, I got these great photos and information’s.
For safety - and personal protection reasons for Stephen Craig Martin at this point I can not betray more. Only so much that Stephen Craig Martin is 67 Years old (July 2009) and lives in California. Stephen has enjoyed just like any other Soldier on my website, his time in Germany very much.

There´s a rumour going round that at least one time Dean Martin made a secret visit to his son Stephen in Nellingen Barracks



My special thanks go to Louie Durnavich that has surprised me with this beautiful story in August 2009.
Of course, many thanks to Stephen Craig Martin for the provided photographs.

Billy Bils

 

 

 

Stephen Craig Martin, front Row, third from left / Stephen Craig Martin vor einem ihrer Hubschrauber. Stephen ist der dritte von links in der unteren Reihe. 1961.

                                                     Stephen´s Vater Dean Martin

Letters from Stephen to my Friend Louie Durnavich July 2009

Letters from Stephen to my Friend Louie Durnavich July 2009 / Briefe von Mr. Martin an meinen Freund Louie Durnavich Juli 2009

 

 

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 421st Medical Battalion  Lineage

 

Constituted 1 October 1933 in the Regular Army as Company C, 31st Medical Regiment

Activated 15 July 1942 at Camp Barkeley, Texas

Reorganized and redesignated 10 September 1943 as the 421st Collecting Company

Reorganized and redesignated 19 July 1945 as the 421st Medical Collecting Company

Reorganized and redesignated 27 July 1950 as the 421st Medical Collecting Company, Separate

Inactivated 1 April 1953 in Korea

Redesignated 24 July 1961 as the 421st Medical Company in Nellingen Germany

Activated 21 August 1961 in Nellingen Germany

Reorganized and redesignated 16 October 1988 as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment,

421st Medical Battalion

Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment 421st Medical Battalion Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

World War II: Rhineland; Central Europe

Korean War: UN Offensive; CCF Intervention; First UN Counteroffensive; CCF Spring Offensive; UN Summer-Fall Offensive; Second Korean Winter; Korea, Summer-Fall 1952; Third Korean Winter

Decorations

Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army) for EUROPEAN THEATER

Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation for KOREA 1950-1952

 

 

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