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

7:29   |   Fred Mills had a rookie pilot on a evacuation mission who nearly hit the only tree in a rice paddy. Other stories include a refused Purple Heart, tracers through the cabin, and landing a replacement craft next to the still smoldering craft it replaced.

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  • Fred Mills  |  Korea  |  USS Columbus  |  4:53

    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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