Pacific Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Aug 30 1967, Page 28

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Pacific Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 30, 1967, Tokyo, JapanMed evac patients Are carried aboard a planet qui Nhon Republic of Vietnam from bus like ambulances backed up to the loading ramp. Incentive awards of Naha Naha a Okinawa of Naha a came up with suggest ions this month that will save the air Force an estimated $125,462 and Are being rewarded to the tune of $3,830. Eighteen suggestions were selected for Reward by the base incentive awards committee according to . Harold w. Pohlmann Secretary of the committee. Capt. John c. Carberry of the51st Field Maint. So. Led the list with a suggestion concerning the reduction of corrosion control inspection. His suggest on will save the air Force an estimated $87,124. He received a Cash award of $1,190. . Anton r. Kurtz s suggestion of a method change for hydrant servicing of aircraft netted him an award of $785 for second High in this month s pro Gram and it is estimated his suggestion will save the air Force $25,368. Other High awards in the pro Gram went to . Klaus Schoenherr 374th Field Maint.sq., who received $475 and . William j. Meyers Sam Squadron who received $420. Others awarded Cash award sin the program were airman 3.c. William b. Stich 51st sup ply sq., $20 capt. Charles i. Halt 51st Field Maint. Sq., $255.also receiving awards were airman . Kenneth m. Dahll det. 2, 623rd aircraft control and warning sq., $20 e. Floyd same detach ment $20 . Ulysses , 374th tactical Airlift Wing $15 . Samuel e. Fishel 51st civil eng. Sq.,$160 and airman . James l. West 51st civil eng. Sq., $30. Offer Hometown radio interviews Naha Okinawa is then aha Uso is now offering All army personnel the Opportunity to record Hometown news interviews to be broadcast on Hometown radio stations. The us Aryis information of fice s radio to Branch will have a representative at the Naha Uso from 2-4 . Each Satur Day. Med evac. Flight is 3-hour lesson in compassion capt. Sally Caldy i flight nurse checks the condition of each Man As he enters the plane and gives him a cheery greeting. Story and photos by s. Sgt. Russ Havourd is Philippines Bureau chief Over the South Chinakea they Wear wings of mercy. Flight wings worn by the902nd Aero medical evacuation so. Out of Clark air base Philippines signify More than just being on flight status. They Tellof compassion mercy and one of the biggest behind the lines stories connected with the Viet Nam outfit and its two sister units under the 9th Aero . Gp., shuttle the sick and wounded out of the War zone on a grueling anytime of the Day or night schedule. These doctors nurses and medical technicians have seen the pain of War they live with it daily but somehow have not lost the ability to be concerned. The 902nd alone makes 21 or More round trips averaging about 735 patients each Date they have never lost a life in flight. On a recent trip into qui Nho nand Back a team of two nurses and four med techs administered to 40 casualty cases. An unusually heavy Load this trip carried three is seriously injured cases. Enro Ute to qui Nhon t. Williams talked of his experiences while flying missions for the past two years. He s seen Many changes and improvements in the condition of evac patients. Hell these Guys Are 1,000per cent better off now than they were two years ago he said. It used to be they d land chopper right alongside the plane and Transfer casualties. It was pretty rough. Now that there Are More land based hospitals Here Vietnam they re in pretty Good shape by the time we get Williams several months ago saved the life of a patient whose heart stopped beating while inflight. He administered closed heart Massage and artificial respiration for two hours to keep the Man alive. When the plane finally touche ground after two passes at qui Nhun s Short and Tricky Landing strip nurse capt Sally Cald Well said Well gotta get to work now. her words seemed to lift the tension that had built up during the three hour flight and the Crew pitched in with ground corpsmen to Load the plane inless than a half hour. Capt. Caldwell greeted each patient at the boarding ramp with a cheery hello Honey How Are you feeling when each Man heard those words took in her smiling blonde Blue eyed face there was a notable change. The Blank stares and dazed expressions gave Way to slight smiles. It was the first attractive girl that Many of them had seen in some time. Nurses Caldwell and Peggy Wilkins along with med techs Williams s. Sgt. Charles bal Kash t. Sgt. Ralph Jones and a2c Mike Oleksa barely found time to take a smoke break while giving out Medicine an feeding the patients on the re turn trip. They were on their feet for most of the three hours holding cigarettes for grateful men with their arms in casts propping pillows under sleeping Heads or just talking about Home with restless As the plane Drew close to Clark each Man s spirits Rose with the realization that he had suddenly moved much closer to Home and the states. Most of them after a rest in the hos Pital Are flown Back to the . For further medical treatment. Flight nurses receive condition reports on each Case from a ground stationed staff member. Canoe capsizes 1 missing is Okinawa Bureau Sokiran Okinawa a .coast guardsman was reported missing monday after a Cano Ehe was Riding with three other coast guardsmen capsized inthe rough reef studded Waters off Ges Ashi Village in Northern Okinawa. Two of the four men were plucked from the water by a helicopter which flew fro Kadena a. Another Man swam to Shore but the fourth was reported missing after a frantic search for about two hours before Sun set. All four men Are stationed Ata Loran station at Ges Ashi about 10 Miles North of Camp Schwarb. A spokesman said tuesday the search was still being continued by helicopters and More than 50persons from the Village and the station. He said an investigation i being conducted to determine the cause of the Accident. It was confirmed however that the men were paddling an Okinawa fishing Canoe when the Accident happened. Pacific stars & stripes 7 wednesday aug. 30, 1967

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