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A U.S. Army Nurse Remembers Her Vietnam Experience Sylvia Lutz Holland enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps and went to Officer Candidate School at Fort Sam Houston. From 1968 to 1969 she served at the 312th Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai, Quang Ngai Province, Republic of Vietnam. Here she remembers her emergency room experience during the war. The busiest place was the emergency room. The dust-offs [medical evacuation helicopters] would call on the radio to let us know what they were bringing in, like, "Three-Twelve, this is Medic 2, we have four litters two body bags, a head wound, and a belly." That meant they had two KIA [Killed in Action] and two wounded. When the chopper landed, the corpsmen would go out and bring 'em in through the double doors…Either a nurse or a doctor would decided who needed help first. You did triage all the time. The GIs had first priority, then the ARVN {southern Vietnamese soldiers}, then Vietnamese civilians, and finally the Viet Cong. You went from one litter to the next. You'd look at wounds, check for vital signs, and just make a decision
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  • Fall '12
  • KareenWilliams
  • Vietnam War, United States Army, south vietnam, Sylvia Lutz Holland

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