Traveling Wall Replica Visits El Paso Texas
The Tribute to American Veterans Honors all American Veterans and our Active Duty and Reserves.
The focal point of the Tribute is a 478 foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC.
Along with "The Wall" was displays honoring our POWs/MIAs, Women Veterans and serving Armed Forces.
Special exhibits honor World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War and the Cold War.
Dedication Ceremonies was Saturday October 12,2002,at 10AM.
The Following pictures were taken there....
Tribut to Warren R. Goldstein and Paul Theobald, M.D. WWII Veterans
U.S Army Review Boards Agency Support Division 9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5200
Re: Warren R. Goldstein SSN XXX XX XXXX, AR20070006614 15 Briar Patch Road, Rochester, NY 14618
In Introduction of myself, let me say that I am a friend and Army buddy of Mr. Goldstein.
This information is given in support of his request for correction of his Military Records and for the awarding him, the combat medical badge and the Bronze Star.
These awards were given to me while in the field with the 45th Portable Surgical Hospital in China, Burma and India in the years 1943-44.
I was the surgical technician in charge of the 45th surgical department. When I joined the 45th at Camp White we were being trained for combat duty.
We were issued carbines and trained in gas mask usage and in activities which taught us how to react under fire. Our Hospital consisted of 33 enlisted men and four officers.
After arriving in India, we were to fly the hump to China. However the Japanese were attempting an invasion of India and so our orders were changed and we were sent to the front in Northern Burma.
We set up the hospital as close to the front as we could get so that the litter bearers could carry the wounded to our hospital. The wounded started arriving before the hospital was completely set up.
As the front moved forward we packed up and moved forward with the Chinese command that we were attached.
Our next stop was at Kamaing Burma where we treated The Chinese and the British members of Wingate's raiders.
We were never assigned to any American forces and were always with the Chinese and I think this is why a lot of our work was never recorded.
Our next move was to Mogaung Burma where we continued to care for the Chinese and also some Burmese who needed our care. As the head surgical technician, I also did KP duty and guard duty.
The 45th was a small unit and all of us had to serve in many different capacities. We served where we were needed. Like the rest of us, the company clerk, Goldstein, did the same thing.
We carried our carbines where ever we went.
And at times, we came under gun fire. Luckily no one in the 45th was a war casualty, but we did and were in dangerous places many times. During the two plus years in the CBI area we were never quartered in a regular army camp site.
We were always set up in a area where we had to guard and provide for ourselves.
We traveled by trucks, boats, horseback and walking while carrying our equipment on our backs.
When the war was over, we flew to Shanghia where we were assigned to the Chinese forces who were to invade Formosa.
There was reason to believe that there would heavy resistance from the Japanese during the invasion.
Here again luck was with us and not a shot was fired.
For our support of the Chinese army, the outfit was commended by the Chinese with two different awards. Records of these awards were lost many years ago.
I received the order of the Banner in the Clouds after returning home.
The 45th served in 4 battles and always were assigned to the Chinese. We were a medical combat outfit in these 4 battles.
The 45th was the first and longest activated Portable Surgical Hospital.
I am now 85 Years of age. Our commanding officer will soon be celebrating his 95th birthday and Goldstein is 83.
We are the only surviving members of the 1st 45th* We recommend that the Combat Medical badge and the bronze Star be awarded to Warren Goldstein.
Former Head Technician of the 45th Portable.
I went to medical school after the war.
Paul G. Theobald M.D>(ret) Surgical Hospital, 1601 ~ Beech St, received my MD degree in 1951. Normal, Illinois, Army serial # XXXXXXXX SSN XXX XX XXXX
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY BOARD FOR CORRECTION OF MILITARY RECORDS 1901 SOUTH BELL STREET 2ND FLOOR ARLINGTON, VA 22202-4508
December 7, 2007
AR20070006614, Goldstein, Warren R.
Mr. Warren R. Goldstein 15 Briar Patch Road Rochester NY 14618
Dear Mr. Goldstein:
The Army Board for Correction of Military Records rendered a decision on your application to correct your military records. Partial relief to your request was granted.
Enclosed is a copy of the Record of Proceedings of the Board for your information.
The decision in your case is final. You may request reconsideration of that portion of your application which was denied by the Board within one year only if you can present new evidence or argument that was not considered by the Board when it denied that part of your original application.
The approved Record of Proceedings has been forwarded to the U.S. Army Review Boards Agency Support Division - St. Louis. They will take action to correct your records and will provide you with official notification as soon as the directed correction has been made.
Any further inquiry concerning your case should be addressed to the U.S. Army Review Boards Agency Support Division - St. Louis (SFMR-RBRSL), 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5200.
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-theriD; '--litrano Direclor, Army Board for Correction of Military Records
1st 45th Member Down
From: PAUL THEOBALD
Where are you from: NORMAL, ILLINOIS
Comments: WARREN GOLDSTEIN OF ROCHESTER NY PASSED AWAY ON OCTOBER 10 2008.
HE WAS THE COMPANY CLERK OF THE 1ST PORTABLE SURGICAL HOSPITAL OF THE CBI
AREA. HE WAS A FRIEND OF MINE AND WE HAD THE SAME BIRTHDATE AND WEDDING
ANNIVERSARY. WE WERE THE LAST TWO SURVIVING MEMBERS OF THE 1ST 45TH PSH.
DURING THE LAST FEW YEARS WE HAD BECOME GREAT FRIENDS. HE WILL BE MISSED BY
ALL WHO KNEW HIM AND ESPECIALLY BY HIS WIFE, JUDY AND HIS FAMILY. HIS DEATH
LEAVES ME WITH GREAT SADNESS AND NOW I AM THE ONLY REMAINING FORMER MEMBER
OF THE FIRST 45TH PORTABLE SURGICAL HOSPITAL
December 12, 2008 07:33:13 (GMT Time)