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Spurgeon Hart Neel, Jr
Birth: Sep. 24, 1919
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 2003
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Unted States Army General. Known as the "Father of Army Aviation Medicine," he was instrumental in developing a system of rapid evacuation of wounded soldiers off the battlefields of Korea and Vietnam by use of helicopters. Thousands of soldiers' lives were saved as a result of rapid transport to medical care. This concept now extends to use in the civilian community. The Neel Aeromedical Science Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama, was named and dedicated in his honor. (bio by: Deleon Todd) 
 
Inscription:
DSM LM & 4 OLC
BS & OLC PH
Husband Father
Doctor Soldier
 
Note: MG US Army, World War II, Korea,Vietnam
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section AI, Site 526
 
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Originally Created by: Deleon Todd
Record added: Jun 18, 2003
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- Lazer
 Added: Jun. 6, 2014

- LKat
 Added: Aug. 24, 2013
Major General Spurgeon Neel, MD,: Sir, you will be remembered as a United States Army physician who pioneered the development of aeromedical evacuation of battlefield casualties. You graduated from the Memphis State University in 1939, majoring in pre-med...(Read more)
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 Added: Jun. 6, 2013
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