Combat Medics in Vietnam

The Army medics in Vietnam dropped into the combat zones with helicopters and ferried the wounded back to waiting ambulances and when needed on to aircraft to get them the medical they needed.

The most common use of military helicopters is transport of troops, but transport helicopters were modified or converted to perform other missions such as combat search and rescue (CSAR), medical evacuation (MEDEVAC), airborne command post, or even armed with weapons for attacking ground targets.