VIETNAM CHRONICLES

CAPTAIN RICHARD L. KLOPPENBURG

SHORT STORIES FROM 1966-1967 IN VIETNAM

BELOW ARE SOME TRUE BUT UNTOLD STORIES
VIETNAM WAS THE GREAT ADVENTURE OF MY GENERATION

Medevac Mission

MEDEVAC MISSION WITH MY O-1 IN 1966

Sometime in 1966 I performed medevac missions with my 0-1 Birddog. Both of these missions began in Gia Niha, Vietnam. The medevac ended at the hospital in Bao Loc. I remember 2 missions: 1- a wounded ARVN soldier, 2- a pregnant woman, who was having a breech birth. We would take the rear seat back out and lay the patient over the radios and the back seat. The picture showed the mud and blood on the seat and the floor.