U.S. Army Medical Service at work during the Korean War.
Korea Date:1954 Duration:6 min 38 sec Sound:Yes
The role of the American Army Medical Service during the Korean war. U.S. Army Captain Carl Zimmerman introduces Major General George E. Armstrong, Surgeon General of the U.S. Army who speaks from Washington, DC, about the work of the medical service. Scenes from the Korean War. U.S. troops rushed from japan, in July 1950 after a Chinese offensive at the 38th Parallel. Troops disembarking from ship and unloading artillery. Medical personnel offloading from assault boats, including doctors, medics, ambulances and drivers. A crane offloads medical equipment and supplies from a ship. Nurses with a mobile surgical hospital unit. Medics remove a casualty from an ambulance, on a stretcher. U.S. infantry slogging through difficult terrain. An ambulance driven on a mud road. Korean refugee families. Children sit and eat. People walk. An old Korean man is helped into a car. U.S. C-54 transport aircraft unloading supplies and evacuating wounded on stretchers. Medical supplies being unloaded from an aircraft and loaded into a truck. Surgeons in a tent hospital. A doctor treats a patient who is receiving blood plasma in an IV. Medics moving with tanks and infantry. Walking wounded being assisted. U.S. wounded lying on the ground, attended by medics. The U.S. medics treat injured soldiers during a tank battle. Soldiers on tanks. Thousands of paratroopers jumping from aircraft, their parachutes filling the skies. U.S. Army wounded being treated on stretchers around the Yalu River. Tenth Corps Troops in long winter withdrawal. U.S. Marine aircraft evacuating wounded. Troops withdrawing by sea in Landing Ships.
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