By Peter Mersky, Tom Tullis
Recognized to its pilots because the 'last of the gunfighters' as a result of its quartet of Colt-Browning Mk 12 20 mm cannon, the F-8 Crusader was once numerically the main populous fighter within the US military at first of America's involvement within the Vietnam clash in 1964 – a few 482 F-8C/D/Es built 17 frontline devices. It loved nice good fortune opposed to North Vietnamese Mig-17s and Mig-21s in the course of the Rolling Thunder crusade of 1965-68, formally downing 18 jets, which represented fifty three consistent with cent of all Mig claims lodged via military squadrons in this interval.
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Fifteen years later, for example, two navy nurses had who served side by side in Vietnam on a hospital ship arrived together for the study interview. Their friendship has lasted through graduate school, marriages, cross country moves, children, and many different jobs. Why these two women remained friends is uncertain. They simply made the effort to stay in touch. Clearly fond of each other, the two have a friendship that is one of the few lasting rewards from the war. There were others among the American forces the nurses counted as friends.
But the same stress-filled world that produced so much strain also provided a balance. There was a rewarding side to the work and life in a war zone. The soldiers they helped heal, the feelings of being needed and appreciated, and, most importantly, the camaraderie that developed between nurses and other Americans helped individuals survive their wartime journeys. The great majority of the patients, or course, recovered and their recoveries gave the nurses' tour a balance. Helping to save lives was the basic reason most nurses volunteered to go to Vietnam and, working with other medical personnel, they were very successful in achieving this objective.
He also showed her, and the other people who worked on her ward, that the human spirit was unpredictable and that her perseverance and patience with him were as important to his recovery as her skills with medical equipment. John, an army corporal with the physical build of a football player, arrived at the twenty-fourth Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh unconscious. He had a severe head injury from an exploding land mine. John had the symptoms of a person who was about to die: his pupils would not constrict to light and his posture on the stretcher was decerebrate.
F-8 Crusader Units Of The Vietnam War by Peter Mersky, Tom Tullis