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USO Volunteer, 8/1/1969

Iconography 1668: Jeff Hinman Vietnam Conflict photographs and slides
 Item, Object: 197, Box: 2
While recovering from pneumonia in the 3rd field hospital, this nice USO volunteer visited patients often. Such visits were always appreciated. Military chaplains from various denominations came through the wards daily. I met a Catholic chaplain who was a Jesuit and asked him how he had ended up in Vietnam. "I was drafted by my bishop," he replied. When I asked him what he was going to do when his tour was over, he said, "I'm going to take a year off and hitchhike around Europe." The bed next to mine was occupied by a navy diver. He told me that pneumonia was a recurring problem for them.; Location: 3rd field hospital, Saigon, Vietnam; photo by Jeff Hinman '68

Dates

  • 8/1/1969

Repository Details

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