Charles L. Webb
Colonel Charles L. Webb was born in Ray City, GA, on May 29, 1934. He lived in Georgia throughout his early life, graduating from Chamblee High School, Georgia, in June of 1952. He attended Oglethorpe University and the Southern School of Pharmacy of Atlanta, GA, graduating with a BS in Pharmacy in June of 1956. He was drafted into the Army on 3 December 1956, and has remained in service without a break. Colonel Webb is married to Luana Clayton, the daughter of a retired Army Colonel. | Colonel Webb was commissioned an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School on 17 December 1957. His first duty assignment was as Platoon Leader, Medical Clearing Company, Fort Sam Houston. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Assistant Adjutant, Publications Officer, OIC Book Store, Academy of Health Services, Fort Sam Houston; Executive Officer and Medial Evacuation Pilot, Helicopter Ambulance Detachment, Korea; Operations Officer, Flight Detachment, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston; Operations Officer and Medical Evacuation Pilot, Helicopter Ambulance Unit, Grafenwohr, Germany; Operations Officer and Medical Evacuation Pilot, Helicopter Ambulance Detachment, Vietnam; Plans, Operations, and Training Officer, Academy of Health Sciences; Executive Officer, Medical Battalion, Commander, 54th Medical Detachment (Battalion equivalent command, five subordinate units), Vietnam; Residency training, Health Care Administration, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; Troop Commander and Plans and Operations Officer, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; Commander, 507th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) ( Battalion equivalent command), Fort Sam Houston; Aviation Consultant, Chief, Aviation Branch, Office of the Surgeon General; DA DCSOPS as Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic Project Officer; Medical Readiness Coordinator, Headquarters USARMR VII, Fort Sam Houston; Senior Army Advisor, 807th Medical Brigade, Seagoville, Texas. As aircraft commander of a Helicopter Ambulance in Vietnam, Colonel Webb personally evacuated over 2,000 wounded personnel from the battlefield. Helicopter Ambulance units under Colonel Webb's command evacuated over 60,000 sick and wounded soldiers. Most were picked up at the location where wounded, and many missions were flown and completed through--and despite--intensive enemy weapons fire. | Military schools attended include: MSC Officers Basic Course; Rotary Wing Flight Training; Fixed Wing and Instrument Flight Training; AMEDD Officer Advance Course; Graduate education in Health Care Administration (AMEDD training in lieu of C&GSC). | His Awards and Decorations include: Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal w/V and 17 Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Ribbon, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, Meritorious Unit Citation, Master Army Aviator Badge, Combat Medical Badge.