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McCluen, and Sgt Herman F. Petruck. The enlisted Marines in- Drpstrmenr of Defense (LISMC) Photo vented the metal blood holder displayed in the photograph, and Capt McCluen was the first to use it in an actual medical evacuation. The lower right photograph shows Sgt Sherris V7. Robinson, un- mindful of the snowfall, performing his duties. Department of Defense (IJSMC) Photo I 59459 I - - 20 'p Cold weather arrived suddenly while the squadron was at Yonpo, and it effects were quickly noted. On roadblocks, while squadron helicopters were busily engaged flying medical evacuations and rescuing downed pilots from behind enemy lines.

The next day they were transferred, one each, to the aircraft carriers USS Leyte (CV 32), USS Princeton (CV 37), and the USS Philttpine Sea (CV 47). The Missouri then returned to shore and took on board three of the remaining helicopters with the fourth helicopter going on board the heavy cruiser USS St. Paul (CA 73). Later in the day the three helicopters on board the Missouri' were transferred to the light aircraft carrier USS Bataan (CVL 29) where, during the night, they were damaged by high winds.

A familiarization to prepare plans for the perimeter defense of the flightline area and all hands were alerted to the imminent danger of attack. Officers and enlisted men were assigned to platoons for control; machine guns were set up to guard the most dangerous avenues of approach, and all lights were secured at dark. Good and Monteith were initially listed as MIA but were changed to KM the same day. Their bodies were recovered 29 August 1951. 25 —_____________________ I. iicor n Defense (113MG) 9101(00 19G282 Dopar incur of De)onse IJSMC Pliorri A 19223 I VMO-6's use of the helicopter/or combat medical evacuations was a Marine Corps first.

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