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Medics in the Vietnam War
Transcript of Medics in the Vietnam War
Mr. Price's letter The history of the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in Vietnam began in April, 1956. Army nurses volunteered for duty in Vietnam for a variety of reasons. Many felt it was their patriotic duty; others thought of Vietnam as an adventure. The Army nurses who served in Vietnam
averaged 23.6 years of age and were relatively
new to nursing, only 35% had more than two
years nursing experience.(9) Nurses were both
female (79%) and male (21%), from active duty
and the reserve component. These women and men worked in the hospitals directly with the patients, doing a combination of social work and recreation therapy.
These women and men were the Red Cross social workers who arranged compassionate emergency leaves and received and passed on communications from the families back home regarding births, deaths, and emergencies.
In modern times, most combat medics carry a personal weapon, to be used to protect themselves and the wounded or sick in their care. When and if they use their arms offensively, or carry arms that qualify as offensive, they then sacrifice their protection under the Geneva Conventions.
Now let's see what you've learned! 1.What was the main duty of a medic
during the Vietnam War?
a.To shoot people
b.To pamper the soldiers
c.To treat and evacuate the wounded
d.To make breakfast for the soldiers
C. To treat and evacuate soldiers 2.True or False: Medics had a 72% survival rate
for the soldiers that they evacuated within
the first hour of being wounded. Answer:
False 3.Which one of the following did infantrymen not carry?
a.First aid gauze packet
D. Tank 4.True or False: Not all donut dollies
worked for the Red Cross. Answer: False 5.What is the main reason for medics today carrying personal weapons?
a.Protection for themselves and the wounded
b.To scare the enemy
c.To look superior to other soldiers
d.They don’t carry weapons
A. Protection for themselves
and the wounded