April 4, 2019

Foundation establishes COL Basil Pruitt and COL Beth LaNoue Memorial Funds – 2 April 2019

The recent passing of COL(Ret) Basil Pruitt, Jr and COL (Ret) Beth LaNoue inspired the AMEDD Museum Foundation executive committee to establish memorial funds in honor of them both. The funds donated in honor of Dr. Pruitt will be used for an exhibit of the advances in medicine flowing from his work at the Army’s Institute for Surgical Research, and the committee’s donations in honor of Beth LaNoue fund will be used to support ongoing […]
September 25, 2018

Foundation supports MEDCOM Best Medic 2018 Competition

On Thursday, 20 September 2018, the Museum Foundation hosted breakfast for 27 candidate teams, cadre, chain of command, and family members to mark the completion of the 2018 Army Best Medic Competition.  The annual competition took place at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, Texas, and wrapped up on Wednesday, 19 September. The winners were announced Thursday at an award ceremony at the Army Medical Department Center and School at Ft Sam Houston. The winners […]
June 7, 2018

2017 Neel Award Ceremony

The 2017 Spurgeon Neel Writing Award was presented at the recent Foundation Board meeting on 4 May 2018.  This year’s winner, chosen from among a competitive field, was Justin Barr, MD, PhD on the staff at Department of Surgery, Duke University Medical Center.  His essay entitled “America’s Guerilla Hospitals in the Vietnam War” won the competition.   The award plaque and a check for $1000 was presented, via telelink, to Dr. Barr by Mrs Alice Neel, a long-time member […]
August 4, 2017

Museum Foundation supports MEDCOM 2017 Best Warrior events

The Museum Foundation recently supported the MEDCOM’s 2017 Best Warrior competition with a competitor breakfast and awards at the final ceremony.  Previously known as the MEDCOM NCO and Soldier of the Year contest, the Best Warrior competition tests NCOs and Soldiers on primarily warrior skills in a tough week-long competition at Camp Bullis.  Twelve candidates, all carrying medical MOSs, from around the globe competed in the grueling Texas heat at Bullis.  At the breakfast on […]
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