US Marines evacuate the wounded, Vietnam, 1966. The introduction of the helicopter in great numbers made medevac significantly more successful than in previous wars. Time from liftoff to arrival at a major facility was often less that 1 and 1/2 hours.
Photos of the vietnam War in Photos of the War ForumAustralian Infantry Sergeant Rod Lees about 30 minutes after standing on an M16 mine during a patrol about a kilometre from the minefield on 15 June 1969.
Vietnam and Hot chow. My husband, a Vietnam Vet, said the soldiers pictured here are the ones that served the hot meal. He also said at the beginning of the line there were boxes of hand grenades and M-16 ammunition for the soldiers to stock up on.