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Tim McCormack
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Hello,

My name is Tim McCormack, son of Combat Medic Kevin James McCormack "Moose" from the Bronx, NY. I was looking at some of my father's things from Vietnam and came across something regarding the Prek Klok II battle that he was a part of and thought I would do some research to learn more. He didn't speak much in specifics so this was one of the first times I had information to look into. He served with the "Big Red One" but also 2nd Battalion (Mechanized), 2nd Infantry Regiment it seems. 

I know he spoke often of a Joe Lupo, and I see that Mr. Robert Fazio mentioned a Jerry Lupo in another post, so I thought perhaps some of you may have known my Dad.

Unfortunately, he recently passed from complications from ALS. He was proud of his service and the men he served with. He had an incredible career working as director of Ultrasound and Diagnostic Imaging at hospitals in New York. He was laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery in April of this year. 

If anyone knew my father while overseas, I'd love to hear from you. I have attached two photos of him in country. (He's the fella with glasses)

Thank you for your help and most of all for your service and sacrifice for our nation. We are forever indebted to you.

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John Venn
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If he was "Doc McCormick" from A Co. 2nd/2nd, then I knew him well.  He was tall, slim (when I knew him), wore glasses, went on R&R to Taipei and was an all around great guy.  He spoke with a New York accent and I believe his mother worked in the insurance business.

I have a picture of him here somewhere that I will look for and post (if I can find it).
John Venn
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That is our medic, "Doc McCormick" from A Co. 2nd/2nd, I knew him well.  He was tall, slim (when I knew him), wore glasses, went on R&R with me to Taipei and was an all around great guy.  He spoke with a New York accent and I believe his mother worked in the insurance business.

He treated me a few times (foot infection, knee injury, etc.) and we were good friends who would sit and talk about everything.  I had posted quite some time ago asking folks if anyone knew how to contact him (as well as other members of our company).





Tim McCormack
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Thank you so much Mr. Venn for sharing your recollections of my Dad. He spoke fondly of his R&R and the friends he shared it with over the years and mentioned your name often when speaking about Taipei. He didn't share too much early on, but as you can imagine spoke with great reverence about all the men he served with.

Dad went on to get into radiology and nuclear medicine and worked in the field for 45 years, eventually becoming head of Ultrasound in New York area hospitals. He and my Mom had my sister in 1970 and me in 1983. We spent time over the years fishing, golfing, and playing music. He was an incredible piano player and he passed his passion for music along to me. 

Thanks again for sharing your memories with me and I do apologize for the delayed response. I am working to digitize many of the 35mm slides he has from his time in country. He marked many with captions and will post some here when I get them done.

All of my best to you.

-Tim McCormack


 
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John E. Venn
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One thing I recall about you father was that he was an incredibly bright guy.  I always enjoyed speaking with him as he was funny (dry sense of humor) and interesting.  He spoke about wanting to get into the insurance business when he got out of the service (I believe his mother was in that business).  

I received a stab wound to my left foot that became badly infected, he treated the infection and put me on the next chopper to Lai Khe where I spent a week in the hospital hooked to an IV dripping antibiotics.  His quick action (not trying to be dramatic) may have saved my life. He was a great guy!
John E. Venn
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Picture from R&R in China.

 
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