From: L. Lunden
Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2011 6:42 PM To: email@example.com 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].