In the early morning hours of may 12, enemy sappers attacked lz center, killing four and wounding 24 james c mccloughan, an army medic, spent most of that morning patching up the wounded and dusting them off, a term he and other vietnam vets used for helicopter medevac it was just the. During the war in vietnam, medics, corpsman, and nurses were the “first responders,” performing life saving medicine–often with complete disregard for their own safety tonight, in partnership with the national library of medicine, a panel of vietnam veterans and historians will recount their experiences and explain the. Journey to vietnam 31 may 68 oakland, ca joe ciacio and ivan katzenmeier - oakland - awaiting transport to viet nam - we are leaving at 5:30 on flight f239 flying tiger airlines will fly us to viet nam via fairbanks, alaska and japan we will land in bien hoa, viet nam photo as we. These powerful photos of combat medics from the civil war to vietnam show some of history's greatest unsung heroes in action.
He was stationed mostly in quang tri, just south of the dmz between north and south vietnam fosco and his fellow medics would be sent out to patrol in areas from khe sanh to the border of laos fosco carried a bayonet given to him by a soldier he replaced he would use the weapon to slash through. When he was ten years old, his father died in a fire in their home, and the family had to move into public housing smith served in vietnam as a combat medic in the 9th infantry division from may 1969 to 1970i was very naive i thought we were going to help free the vietnamese from communist aggression i volunteered. A 71-year-old former army medic from michigan who saved wounded comrades under fire during the vietnam war was given the highest us military award by president donald trump in a white house ceremony on monday. Aside from tending to battle wounds combat medics in vietnam were also called to perform many other duties they were also required to keep the health of the platoon in check by administering malaria pills, salt tablets, applying various ointments, checking feet and crotches and in general an abundance of first aid for.
Combat medic: vietnam: combat medic: vietnam [craig roberts] on amazon com free shipping on qualifying offers the personal stories of ten decorated army medics and navy corpsmen describes their harrowing wartime experiences in vietnam. Better known as the white paper to emergency providers, it revealed that soldiers who were seriously wounded on the battlefields of vietnam had a better survival rate than those individuals who were seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents on california freeways early research attributed these differences in. Fifty years ago, medical evacuation pilot maj charles l kelly — one of the iconic figures of the vietnam war — was killed in action his legacy, and the legacy of those who came after him, lives on in today's “dustoff” pilots, who continue to fly into harm's way to save those wounded on the battlefield 'saving lives no matter. The army medics in vietnam dropped into the combat zones with helicopters and ferried the wounded back to waiting ambulances and when needed on to aircraft t.
Their brothers' keepers: medics & corpsmen in vietnam beloved by their fellow grunts, corpsmen and medics are the first responders for marines and soldiers wounded on the battlefield here are the first-hand accounts of three decorated “docs” who provided life-saving aid in vietnam the scene could have. William pitsenbarger wasn't just a medic and an airman, he was a member of the air force's pararescue team, the guys who fly down from the sky to save military asses by age 21, bill, or pits as he was known to his friends, had flown almost 300 rescue missions in vietnam just compare that to the one. The combat medic arrives in vietnam after 10 weeks of training at ft sam houston, texas half of his training is devoted to hospital work the other half is spent on doing tourniquets, intravenous injections, pressure dressings and splints a large amount of his time is spent practicing the life-saving steps on another trainee.
Each week, the daily herald will feature a different veteran 50 years after the start of the vietnam war read all future profiles at heraldextracom/veterans steven draper survived 93 days in the vietnam jungle when most army medics lasted an average of less than seven days “they called me 'doc,'. (airborne-medic) medical platoon, 101st airborne (camp eagle) phu bai - hue all the way screaming eagles death from above & do no harm the a shau | see more ideas about history, vietnam war photos and vietnam history.
Seal team combat medics talk about their days on active duty in vietnam combat medics are military personnel who have been trained to at least an emt- basic. An army medic from michigan who risked his life multiple times to rescue vietnam war comrades received the medal of honor from president donald trump. Army veteran served as medic during the vietnam war by jeremy p ämick for nearly three decades, roger buchta enlightened young minds with lessons on world history and the german language while serving as a teacher at russellville (mo) high school vietnam war roger buchta, a retired teacher. Spearfish vietnam war medic recalls lives he saved and lost a firebase in vietnam, occupied by vietnam war veteran wayne r mundt, far left, along with other medics in the 2/327th 101st airborne division, from left: dr roger rosenstock, new york city harry carpenter and jeff kelly of upstate new.
Combat medic has 28 ratings and 3 reviews ted said: as a former hm2 and vietnam-era vet i found the stories of combat medics in vietnam very engrossing. In vietnam, the medic's job was to treat and evacuate medevac helicopters now could bring medics on board to continue treating the wounded while transporting them back to the field hospitals there was a 98% survival rate for soldiers who were evacuated within the first hour vietnam was the first time medics were. Army medic james mccloughan never wanted to be a hero when he touched down in vietnam nearly 50 years ago but the 23-year-old michigan native would soon find himself in the middle of a bloody battle that would change his life over the course of 48 hours, mccloughan single-handedly saved the. A week into my assignment i learned through the grapevine a terrible truth: medics in vietnam were expected to endure six hard months in the field a battle- tested sergeant advised me: take good care of us and we'll take care of you other medics confirmed that if i survived six months of gore i might be.