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Injuries and Illnesses of Vietnam War POWs Revisited. 5. Combined Service Group Risk Factors

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Technical Report,31 Jan 2017,08 Nov 2017

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Robert e. Mitchell Center for Prisoner of War Studies Pensacola United States

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Operation Homecoming OH, the negotiated release of 566 US Servicemen held as prisoners of war POWs in Vietnam for as long as nine years, began in February 1973. During the months that followed, enemy forces released 138 Navy, 26 Marine Corps, 77 Army, and 325 Air Force Repatriated POWs RPWs.As a part of OH Thirteenth Air Force, 1973, medical and psychological conditions of all repatriates were documented in the Initial Medical Evaluation Form IMEF, a 400 page, 29 section, standard protocol. Berg and Richlin 1977a,b and c described the procedures and findings of the medical teams that examined and treated Navy, Marine Corps, and Army RPWs at Clark Air Force Base Republic of the Philippines and at numerous stateside military medical treatment facilities. Where appropriate, information was also presented concerning symptoms and conditions which occurred during captivity as described in the history section of the IMEF. There was no such similar report or publication from the Air Force.

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  • Medicine and Medical Research

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