Dean F. Echenberg
Dean Echenberg traveled the world for a few years after Vietnam before coming home and setting up a Medical Practice in San Francisco. He then attended Cal Berkeley for an MPH and PhD in Public Health and worked as head of Infectious Disease Control in San Francisco during the height of the AIDS epidemic.
He has also been involved in international health, heading up Project HOPE Europe, consulting in the Caucasus, the Balkans, and more recently helping to deal with the results of the earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia.
Currently, he lives in Tiburon CA, and has become the happy bum he was always meant to be.
- 1967 School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, TX
- 1968 Misty, 416TFS/37th TFW, Phu Cat AB, RVN (F-100)
- 1969 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron, HH-43B Pedro Rescue
- 1969 Dispensary Commander, 631st Combat Support Group Don Muang Royal Thai Air Force Base, Bangkok, Thailand.
Awards & Decorations
Military & Civilian Education
- Flight Surgeon Course, School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, TX
- Tropical Medicine, Compression Chamber Training, PACAF
- Jungle Survival Training
- BS/MD, Wayne State University
- MPh/PhD, University of California, Berkeley
The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin is now home to the Dean F. Echenberg War Poetry Collection. The collection was started in the early 1970s by Dean Echenberg, a flight surgeon during the Vietnam War who later became the director of disease control for the City of San Francisco during the first years of the AIDS crisis.
For more information on the center click here