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.
PRINCE 347E, German Shepard, Vietnam. He served our country his entire adult life and was put to rest on October 2, 1968, at the War Dog Hospital, Long Binh, Vietnam. "I have remembered him every day for the last 39 years and will continue to do so until I join him. Thank you very much for honoring those that the military/politicians in DC forgot so many years ago." - Robert L. Ott, Initial Trainer and Handler
My father was in Laos and Cambodia as a military adviser in the early 60's, but we were never there according to official reports! What are our advisers doing now back in Iraq? Boots are on the ground people, wake up! Our military men and women are actively engaged in this fight. Please don't gloss over this fact for your "moral outrage" about the wars.
Three U.S. Navy nurses are decorated with purple heart medals in Saigon to become the first American women to receive the medal for service in the Vietnam War at a ceremony on Jan. 7, 1965. The nurses were wounded in an explosion in Hotel Brink in Saigon, Christmas eve. From left are, Lt. Barbara J. Wooster of Laurel, Md.; Lt. Ruth A. Mason of Goshen, N.Y.; and Lt. Ann D. Reynold of Dover, New Hampshire.
Medic James E. Callahan of Pittsfield, Mass., gives mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a dying soldier in war zone D, about 50 miles northeast of Saigon, June 17, 1967. Thirty-one men of the 1st Infantry Division were reported killed in the guerrilla ambush, with more than 100 wounded. (AP Photo/Henri Huet)