Vietnam War Medical KIA - Capt. Eleanor Grace Alexander (September 18, 1940 - November 30, 1967), an Army nurse stationed at the 85th Evacuation Hospital in Qui Nhon, had been sent to a hospital in Pleiku to help out during a push. With her when the plane crashed on the return trip to Qui Nhon were three other nurses, Hedwig Diane Orlowski, Jerome E. Olmstead, and Kenneth R. Shoemaker. Alexander was 27.
Vietnam War Medical KIA - 1st Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowski (April 13, 1944 - November 30, 1967), an Army nurse stationed at the 67th Evacuation Hospital, in Qui Nhon, had been sent to a hospital in Pleiku to help out during a push. With her when the plane crashed on the return trip to Qui Nhon were three other nurses, Eleanor Grace Alexander, Jerome E. Olmstead, and Kenneth R. Shoemaker. Orlowski was 23. http://www.pinterest.com/jr88rules/vietnam-war-memories/ #VietnamMemories
The tragedy of the Vietnam war is graphically illustrated in this picture of a Vietnamese woman and her children wading across a river to escape bombs raining from U.S. planes during an air strike on their village near Qui Nhon. Planes were called in to knock out Viet Cong snipers who were firing on U.S. Marines from the village. This picture was selected by United Press International as one of the best of the year. - UPI PHOTO BY STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER KYOICHI SAWADA 12-9-65
9/13/1965 - Qui Nhon, South Vietnam - Lieutenant Kathleen Rockwell, 23, of Alexandria, Virginia, an army nurse, leans on the shoulder of her husband, Lieutenant Richard Rockwell, 23, of New York City. Kathleen managed to get herself transferred here to be with her husband, arriving last week in time to get a field hospital set up, only to discover that Richard was being sent back to the front lines at Cam Ranh Bay.