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71st Medevac Hospital of Pleiku, 1971

71st Medevac's Swimming Pool

SP5 Schmidt scrubbing the liner during maintenance.

I think this GI was the pool manager.
Sorry, I can't recall his name.
He probably looks older today.

Dustoff Huey landing at the hospital helipad.
The Air Force's 'Radar Hill' in the background.

A 122 mm rocket detonated just outside an officers' latrine at the 71st Medevac Hospital, Pleiku, 1971. GI is in crater, digging out shrapnel. Fortunately, no one was injured.

Officers' quarters opposite the 122 mm rocket damaged latrine shown at left. Looks like some doors were blown off by the blast, but I think relatively little shrapnel damage was caused due to the blast revetments (stacked sand bags). 1971

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