American Soldier...I never miss the chance to tell a soldier, man or woman how much I thank them for the sacrifice's they have made for me and for America. If you see them in your town please walk right up to them and let them know that they are in your prayers and we do love and appreciate them. Helen Wilsher...
VIETNAM ¥ (1969) 1st LT Sharon A Lane, U.S. Army Nurse Corps Reserve United States Army. She was killed by a North Vietnamese rocket on June 8, 1969 while attending to her patients at 312th Evac Hospital, Chu Lai, South Vietnam. Lt. Lane was the only American servicewoman killed as a direct result of enemy fire throughout the war in Southeast Asia.
Babies strapped in seats in 747 Jumbo jet enroute Clark Air Base (Philippines) to LAX. Photo: Robert Stinnett / Oakland Tribune, April 12, 1975. This was part of the orphan airlift, called “Operation Babylift” from Vietnam to the US that took place in 1975, primarily by World Airways. Via The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California