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Can Tho Army Airfield During TET 1968

From: Joseph J Ohnstad
Date: 05 Jan 2000
Time: 21:59:21
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I was the NCOIC of the medical unit providing support to the airfield. Of the many attacks on the airfield two in particular were especially severe. On January 31, 1968 we had a ground attack in which several were killed or wounded. On February 25, 1968 we had 45 wounded and so many killed that we had to toss food out of walk-in refrigerators to place the bodies until I could get to them in the morning. On this particular night a Captain Popkin, Mohawk pilot and mess officer came to the medics with donuts he had baked and said he would do anything for us. His plane crashed two days later. I had to cut him from his chute and place his eye, which was lying on his cheek, back in the socket.

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