Dean Echenberg was the Misty squadron flight surgeon during the Vietnam War.
After the war, Echenberg returned to his medical practice in San Francisco. He earned his Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UC Berkeley and later became the Director of Disease Control in San Francisco at the height of the AIDS epidemic. He went on to work for international health agencies such as UNICEF, WHO, Project Hope, etc.
When he retired, Echenberg pursued various personal projects, such as the curation of his War Poetry collection which he donated to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas Austin, and the production of a short film based on his experience in Vietnam. https://vimeo.com/345341940
When friend and former Air Force veteran Danny McGuire fell ill while making a movie about “The Misty Experiment” Echenberg and his grandson, Ian Adelson, took over the completion of the project
June 14th, 2022 | Season 3 | 58 mins 32 secs
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