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The Dustoff Panel

The War’s Most Dangerous Aviation Mission

The Vietnam War marked the first widespread use of unarmed, dedicated helicopter ambulances staffed with an onboard medic to quickly evacuate wounded from the battlefield to the hospital. “Dustoff” was the war’s most dangerous aviation mission.

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Otis Evans

Army Lieutenant

As a young lieutenant, Otis Evans piloted helicopters in the Army’s ambulance “Dustoff” mission. He describes what it was like to fly the most dangerous aviation mission in Vietnam.

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Learn More About the 3417 Project

The Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument stands as a permanent honor to all Texans who served in the Vietnam War – and as a permanent memorial to the 3,417 Texans who never came home.  This memorial is made through The 3417 Project, which  individually honors each Texan who died in the Vietnam War.

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