Soldier Wounded in Vietnam, Arrives at Andrews

This is a powerful photograph from March 8th, 1968. After our Andrews AFB post this morning, we did a little digging for some photographs.

This one shows a wounded serviceman is being carried off a military transport plane, as he arrives at Andrews Air Force Base from Vietnam.

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Wounded servicemen arriving from Vietnam at Andrews Air Force Base
Wounded servicemen arriving from Vietnam at Andrews Air Force Base

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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  • Bill Simmons

    Wounded soldiers and marines would first be flown to Camp Zuma in Japan for evaluation. The worst cases were kept in Japan and those who could expect to survive the flight were flown to Andrews for transfer to either Walter Reed or Bethesda Naval.

  • My grandmother, a retired nurse and wife of an Army surgeon, used to meet these planes at all hours of the day and night. Often, she would be the first person these soldiers would see after landing. She would make phone calls to their families for them and make them as comfortable as possible before the transports would come to take them to the various hospitals.