Anderson, Henry H., Jr., TSgt

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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
90270B-Medical Service Technician
Last AFSC Group
Medical Services
Primary Unit
1967-1967, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
Service Years
1951 - 1967
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Technical Sergeant

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Cam Ranh AB
New York City, New York

Casualty Date
Oct 27, 1967
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Illness, Disease
Khanh Hoa (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Grace Hill Cemetery - Birmingham, Alabama
Wall/Plot Coordinates
28E 078

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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Medical Service Corps (Senior)

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Hospital, Clinic and Dispensary Units12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1967-1967, 12th USAF Hospital - Cam Ranh AB, RVN
  1967-1967, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1953 Korean War
  1967-1967 Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity
TSgt Anderson died of illness/disease on 27 October 1967.

He had been in-country only since 17 August 1967, serving with the the 12th USAF  Hospital at Cam Ranh Bay, RVN which was the major point of medevac debarkation for combat injuries during the war.

TSgt. Henry Anderson, Jr. was interred in Grace Hill Cemetery,  Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama.
"I think of you often, Dad, especially since you never got the chance to see or know any of your grand or great grand children. I miss you with all my heart. You have an only grandson that followed in your footsteps. He is also in the Air Force but now he's military police (reserve unit) out of Albuquerque, NM and also a police officer there. You would be so proud of him. I've shown him pictures of you & told him all about you and our family moves from base to base. I am looking for anyone who served with my father. Plz contact me."
Posted by: Sheryl Anderson-Sommons
Relationship: He is my father
Sunday, May 3, 2009 

Some history of the 12th USAF Hospital:  

The Vietnam War In the mid-1960s, Air Force flight surgeons and other physicians, dentists, nurses, and medical technicians established a presence in Vietnam and Thailand. At first, the Vietnamese and Thai hosts were unable to supply suitable medical buildings, and the Air Force itself had none to deploy.

By mid-1966, however, the AFMS purchased modular steel boxes, 10 by 40 feet, and shipped them over water to Southeast Asia, where they were connected and equipped as medical units.

By 1968, the 12th USAF Hospital at Cam Ranh Bay Air Base was the largest in-country Air Force facility, and the second largest hospital in the Air Force, with 475 operating beds and a 100-bed casualty staging facility.

The Cam Ranh Bay airfield was also the main aeromedical evacuation hub for Southeast Asia. In the summer of 1968, at the peak of the Vietnam War, about 1,900 Air Force medics were deployed to Southeast Asia. Advances in aeromedical evacuation improved medical care during the Vietnam War. Rapid evacuation from Vietnam's battlefield by helicopter, followed by airplane transport to advanced surgical hospitals, saved many lives. Helicopters picked up most battle casualties shortly after they were wounded.

Pacific Air Command operated a scheduled in-country aeromedical service and also a transoceanic jet service to the hospitals at Clark Air Base, Philippine Islands, and Yokota Air Base and Tachikawa Air Base, Japan. MAC helped evacuate many casualties out of Vietnam, and handled patient movement to the States. The Air Force also acquired its first specially designed aeromedical jet, the C-9A Nightingale in August 1968...
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