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Guy C. "Doc" Lamunyon

Guy C. Lamunyon served as a combat medic in Vietnam with Geronimo's Medicine Men during 1971 with both A and B Companies. Prior to this assignment he served at Ireland Army Hospital, Fort Knox in Dispersary #7.

He was commissioned in 1991 and served with the California Army National Guard's 143rd Evacuation Hospital, US Army Reserve's 176 Med. Group and in the California Army National in the Los Alamitos Physical Examination Station. He was activated during the LA Riots, the LA Earthquake and often for medical processing of California Guardmen being deloyed for the War on Terror. He also went to Panama on a humanitarian mission (Nuevos Horizantes). LTC Lamunyon served as Commanding Officer for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachoment, 176th Medical Group in Garden Grove, California including deployment for two major multiservice exercises. He also served as Operations Officer for the Los Alamitos Physical Examination Station and Personnel Officer (S1) for the California Medical Detachment.

In 2003, at the request of LTC Harry Glenn, LTC Lamunyon provided predeployment combat stress consultation prior to the Geronimo (1/501st) deployment to Afghanastan. In 2004 MAJ Lamunyon served on active duty as a case manager for the Community Based Healthcare Organization (CBHCO - later known as Warrior Transition) providing medical case management services for California Guardsmen and Reservists returning from the War On Terror. LTC Lamunyon consulted on the debriefing of California Guard personnel deployed for Hurricane Relief (Katrina) and served as a debriefer for those personnel. He has also served as Executive Office and Deputy Commander for Administration for the statewide Medical Detachment. His final assignment was as the Office In Charge, Examination Station, Los Alamitos, CA. LTC Lamunyon retired from military service in June, 2010.

LTC Lamunyon also serves as medical historian for Geronimo's Medicine Men.

Webmaster on patrol in the jungle somewhere in I Corps, Republic of Vietnam.
Webmaster awarded MSM for Commanding the U.S. Army Reserve 176th Medical Group Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (ARCOM as interium award).
Webmaster promoted to Major (in front of the Los Alamitos Physical Examination Station and former site of the 143rd Evacuation Hospital).

Awards - LTC Guy C. Lamunyon

AMSUS Order of Military Medical Merit
Combat Medical Badge
Air Assault Badge

Bronze Star
Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Medal
Army Commendation Medal (2)
Army Achievement Medal
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal
National Defense Service Medal (3)
Vietnam Service Medal
Global War On Terror Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal With M Device
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
Republic Of Vietnam Service Medal
California Medal of Merit
California Service Medal
California State Service Ribbon
California Drill Attendance Ribbon
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States Membership Ribbon

Republic Of Vietnam Gallantry Cross With Palm Device

DD214/Verification Available Upon Request.


Webmaster in Rockpile AO, Republic of Vietnam on combined mission with the 5th MECH.
Webmaster at Fort Knox, Dispensary #7.
Webmaster at work inside Dispensary #7, Fort Knox, KY,
Who said we were baby killers? Most GI's tried to help the children in Vietnam. Here, webmaster treats Vietnamese children for jungle rot (ulcerative fungal dermatitis) while on a routine patrol in Vietnam.
Guy Lamunyon promoted to LTC:

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