Accession Number:

ADA626659

Title:

Injuries and Illnesses of Vietnam War POWs Revisited: 3. Marine Corps Risk Factors

Descriptive Note:

Rept for 4-12 Jan 2016

Corporate Author:

ROBERT E MITCHELL CENTER FOR PRISONER OF WAR STUDIES (NAVY) PENSACOLA FL

Report Date:

2016-01-12

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

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, 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 1977 described the procedures and findings of the medical teams that examined and treated Marine Corps RPWs at Clark Air Force Base Republic of the Philippines and at 11 mainland Navy hospitals. Where appropriate, information was also presented concerning symptoms and conditions which occurred during captivity as described in the history section of the IMEF.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE