Bowman, Thomas

Tom Bowman, from Springfield, Illinois, was drafted into the Army in May, 1968. Following Basic Training he received additional training as a Medical Records Specialist. He arrived in South Vietnam in December, 1968 and was assigned to the 44th Medical Brigade, which was headquartered at Nha Trang. He performed a variety of tasks including assisting in triage, ambulance driver, accompanying teams going to the field on MEDCAPs (Medical Civil Action Program), and escorting psychiatric patients. He worked in the 6th Convalescent Hospital in Cam Ranh Bay when it was attacked by Viet Cong sappers. Bowman discusses his tour in detail, including R & Rs, and his return to the U.S. in December, 1968.  ​