John Mason Glen grew up on an 80-acre alfalfa farm in Scottsdale, AZ. After graduating from Arizona State University, he underwent helicopter flight training, and medic training with the US Army, and was then posted to the 236th Medical Detachment in Da Nang, Vietnam.
Glen was awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross and eighteen Air Medals for his service. After the military, Glen flew helicopters for both the US and Florida Forest Service for fourteen years. Glen then changed careers, becoming a history professor, first at Principia College, then St. Louis Community College, earning his Ph.D. from St. Louis University in 2000. Glen has two adult daughters and currently lives with his wife in Maui.
Not Until We Have All of Your Wounded – Coming Soon
Experiences of a medical evacuation helicopter pilot in Vietnam.
“Call for a Dustoff, the Sarge has been hit.” This was the urgent call that signaled the need for a medical evacuation helicopter and aircrew in the thick of the Vietnam War. That’s where a 20-year-old farm boy from Arizona found himself: a Dustoff pilot risking his life to rescue wounded fellow soldiers from the heart of the battlefield. After spending over eighteen months enduring basic training, flight school, and medic training, he eventually found himself posted to the 236th Medical Detachment, located in Da Nang, Vietnam, where he and his fellow aircrewmen embarked on countless daring missions. This is the story of his year-long combat tour, filled with heartbreak, heroism, and unforgettable experiences. Based on true events.