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Fred Mills | Air Ambulance Unit, 498th Medical Command - Army

8:04   |   Helicopter pilot Fred Mills was "really busy" flying medical evacuations in Vietnam. When trees prevented a landing, he dropped a chainsaw to troops, and he used a map with no borders to evacuate from Cambodia. It was "the dirty part of the war."

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    College student Fred Mills "ran out of money and experience" and had to leave school just as the Korean War started. A Navy recruiter promised him aviation training but he wound up a Corpsman, which started a long medical career.

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