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Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Captain 1
Birth:
22 Jul 1940 1
Death:
12 Sep 1968 1
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Samuel Gilmore Umstot Jr
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1LT Samuel G Umstot, Jr MSC
1LT Samuel G Umstot, Jr MSC
Aid Station, Quan Loi, RVN 1968
Aid Station, Quan Loi, RVN 1968
Aid Station, Quan Loi, RVN, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 1968
Aid Station, Quan Loi, RVN, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 1968
CPT Gary Lattimer MD & Other Doctor, Quan Loi, RVN 1968
CPT Gary Lattimer MD & Other Doctor, Quan Loi, RVN 1968
CPT Gary Lattimer MD taking care of a soldier'd ingrown toenail, 1968
CPT Gary Lattimer MD taking care of a soldier'd ingrown toenail, 1968
CPT Samuel G. Umstot, Vietnam 1968
CPT Samuel G. Umstot, Vietnam 1968
CPT Samuel Gilmore Umstot, Jr. KIA 09/12/1968
CPT Samuel Gilmore Umstot, Jr. KIA 09/12/1968
Find A Grave Site
Find A Grave Site
Graphic is Composite of Several Photos Created by Garnet Jenkins
Graphic is Composite of Several Photos Created by Garnet Jenkins
Lunden, Lowell at VN Memorial Wall 04-2004
Lunden, Lowell at VN Memorial Wall 04-2004
Medics & CPT Gary Lattimer MD
Medics & CPT Gary Lattimer MD
Medics, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Medics, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division
Medics, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 1968
Medics, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 1968
Memorial Day
Memorial Day
Quan Loi Aid Station, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, 1968
Quan Loi Aid Station, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, 1968
Recon Unit, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 1968
Recon Unit, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division 1968
S.G.Umstot, Parents Headstone
S.G.Umstot, Parents Headstone
Samuel Umstot, Jr & Daughter
Samuel Umstot, Jr & Daughter
Samuel Gilmore Umstot
Samuel Gilmore Umstot
SP5 John L Hoff 91C20 Clinical Specialist
SP5 John L Hoff 91C20 Clinical Specialist
SP6 Joaquin Melendez 91C20
SP6 Joaquin Melendez 91C20
SP6 Joaquin Melenedez 91C20 Clinical Specialist
SP6 Joaquin Melenedez 91C20 Clinical Specialist
SSG Ken Brown, C Co, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, 1969
SSG Ken Brown, C Co, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, 1969
Umstot_Mineral County Memorial, Keyser West Virginia
Umstot_Mineral County Memorial, Keyser West Virginia
VN Memorial Wall_Umstot by Lunden, Lowell
VN Memorial Wall_Umstot by Lunden, Lowell
Umstot Shadow Box_Medals
Umstot Shadow Box_Medals

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Full Name:
Samuel Gilmore Umstot, Jr 1
Birth:
22 Jul 1940 1
Male 1
Death:
12 Sep 1968 1
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 1
Age at Death: 28 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 12 Sep 1968 1
Casualty Location: near Loc Ninh SF Camp 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Residence:
Hometown: Keyser, WV 1
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Marital Status: Married 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Captain 1
Battalion:
1st Bn 1
Company:
HHC 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
Grade:
O3 1
Major Command:
1st Inf Div 1
Regiment:
28th Infantry 1
Service:
Army 1
Tour Start Date:
22 Jun 1968 1
Years Served:
2 1
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Religion:
Methodist (also Evangelical United Brethren) 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 42 1
Panel: 44W 1

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Not Forgotten

 I did not know Sam personally...only in spirit. As a combat wounded Viet Nam Era veteran, I never miss an opportunity to praise the selfless efforts of combat meds, and all other medical folks of that era    .....and the current era as well.   A HAND SALUTE to you sir...and all other meds that allowed me to experience a great wife and two beautiful daughters .   My most sincere condolences to your family   for their loss of a Hero and Patriot loved one .Tom Wetzel

Remembered 09/12/2011

43 years ago I meet CPT Samuel Umstot on July 15, 1968 in Quan Loi, RVN, the base for the 1st Battalion 28th Infantry Regiment 1st Infantry Division. I was a Clinical Specialist with the Battalion and came into Quan Loi from the field for 1-2 days for personnel paperwork. I went out on a MEDCAP Operation for the Battalion from Quan Loi to a Montagnard village near the Cambodia board. CPT Umstot and I meet at the air strip in the early morning hours for our departure to the village; we flew in the same helicopter going and returning for the MEDCAP. We shared our thoughts about the VN war, our families, what we did, where we went to school and what we planned for the future. CPT Umstot was a friendly Officer and liked by almost everyone who he meet. His loss to the war was a shock to me when I was informed about it several weeks later. I took the photo that appears on his profile Photo In Uniform which was taken on July 15, 1968 while flying back to Quan Loi from the MEDCAP Operation. He has not been forgotten by me and many others who knew him at that time.

Email From Lunden_Lowell, 1st LT 11-13-2011

  From: L. Lunden llunden@cogeco.ca Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2011 6:42 PM To: glm.army@att.net Subject: Friend of CPT Samuel Umstot Jr.   Dear Gary McJimsey,   My daughter was asking me today about some of my experiences as young man. I told her about some of the people I knew when I served in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. I remembered Sam Umstot and happened to see your website when I did a search. You have done important work to give him and others recognition.   I met Sam at Ft. Sam Houston when I was a 1st or 2nd Lieutenant. We played some golf together and he sold me his golf clubs before he went to Vietnam. I still have a 2 wood from that set, which I believe Sam had custom-made by a company named Kenneth Smith in Kansas City. It seems to still have its original grip.   I was drafted. I spent three years in the Army starting in 1967, almost entirely at Brook Army Medical Center in San Antonio. Sam told me he planned to make a career of the Army, as his son was a hemophiliac and Sam wanted to ensure his son had access to medical treatment that would come with Sam’s military service. It was a terrible shock to all who knew him that he had been killed in action.   From your website I see that Sam had a daughter named Elizabeth.   I will copy Bettie Ann Umstead Witt on this letter, as her name appears on your website, and she may be a relative.  [Note from McJimsey – Bettie Ann Umstead is not the same person as Elizabeth Bussey, the daughter of Sam Umstot].   I now live in Peterborough, Ontario. A few years ago when visiting Washington, D.C. I visited the Vietnam Memorial and looked up Sam’s name on it. He was a good man.   Sincerely,   Lowell Lunden   [Note: Gary McJimsey was an ATWS Volunteer Profile Assistant who put Umstot's Fallen Profile together and then transferred it to Umstot's daughter Elizabeth Bussey].

  Taken from the Rememberances of
CPT Samuel Gilmore Umstot, Jr. left at

The Vietnam Memorial Fund


  My Father Posted for CPT Samuel Gilmore Umstot, Jr: My father was career military, though it was short lived. He loved what he did and always put forth his best effort. He volunteered for his tour, leaving behind a wife and two small children...but felt compelled to serve his country in any way he could. During his service as a physician's assistant in the "Big Red One" I am certain he touched many lives. Not only those of his fellow service men, but also of many civilian children and villagers in Vietnam, as I have letters and photos which attest to this fact. Momentos which now are among the few I have of the father I never truly got to know, but carry with the greatest of pride in my heart. He gave all for his country and with that I lost the opportunity to know the father who gave me life. I could not see his face in the crowd when I graduated high school or recieved my college diploma. He was not there to walk me down the aisle or relish the moment that his first born grandchild came into this world, but he is not forgotten. He will live on in the lives of his grandchildren as I teach them all I can of a man I bearly knew. Do not forget our veterans, regardless of your views on war. Look beyond the names on this wall and invision the individuals just like you and I. Through them hundreds, if not thousands of lives have been touched and changed forever. "I love you daddy, God willing, we will meet again and have eternity to catch up." Posted by: Libby
Relationship: Daughter
Tuesday, March 21, 2000

  Namesake Posted for CPT Samuel Gilmore Umstot, Jr: Daddy, we were at the wall last week. Little Samantha traced the letters of your name with her finger and spelled the name "just like hers." It was such a sight! She's too young to understand right now, but one day she will. Posted by: Libby
Relationship: Daughter
Saturday, April 8, 2000
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