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Vietnam Center and Archive 2016 Symposium - A Medical History of the Vietnam War - Session 1: Medical Advising Programs in Vietnam

Item Number: 999VI3427
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  • 11 March 2016

General Note / OCR

Session 1 - Medical Advising Programs in Vietnam. Moderated by Sanders Marble, Ph.D., Army Medical Department Center of History and Heritage. Panelists: Col. (Ret) James G. Van Straten, Ph.D. and Maj. (Ret) Scott C. "Woody" Woodard, MA. Colonel Van Straten served as Senior Medical Advisor to the Surgeion of the First Corps Tactical Zone. He discusses, among other things, relations between the advisors and their Vietnamese counterparts, and MILPHAP (Military Provincial Health Assistance Program) Teams. Major Woodard touches upon Medical Advisory Corps Team assignments, relations with the Regional Forces / Popular Forces (RF-PFs, Ruff-Puffs), CORDS, MEDCAPs, MILPHAPs, CWAP, DENTCAPs, and VETCAPs.

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999VI3427, , The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 18 Aug 2016 [Updated: 21 Mar 2017]