Vietnam Studies. Medical Support Of The U.S. Army In Vietnam 1965-1970.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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Full understanding of medical operations in Vietnam requires some appreciation of the nature of the country and of the war that has been waged there. The Republic of Vietnam lies entirely within the Tropics. Saigon is halfway around the world from Washington, D.C. There is a 12-hour difference in time between the two cities. The nearest off-shore U.S. hospital is almost 1,000 miles away at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines. The nearest logistical support base is about 1,800 miles away in Okinawa. The nearest complete hospital center is in Japan, some 2,700 miles distant. Patients being evacuated to the United States must travel some 7,800 miles to reach Travis Air Force Base in California, or almost 9,000 miles to reach Andrews Air Force Base, near Washington, D.C.
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