M I L I T A R Y
2nd Lt. Carol Ann Elizabeth Drazba
2nd Lt. Elizabeth Ann Jones
Died in a helicopter crash near Saigon, February 18, 1966.
Capt. Eleanor Grace Alexander
1st Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowski
Died in a plane crash returning to their duty stations at Qui Nhon from hospital duty in Pleiku, November 30, 1967.
2nd Lt. Pamela Dorothy Donovan
Lt. Donovan, from Allston, MA, became seriously ill and died on July 8, 1968. She was assigned to the 85th Evac. in Qui Nhon. She was 26 years old.
1st. Lt. Sharon Ann Lane
Died from shrapnel wounds suffered during a rocket attack on the 312th Evac. Hospital in Chu Lai, June 8, 1969.
Lt. Col. Annie Ruth Graham
Lt. Col. Graham, Chief Nurse, 91st Evacuation Hospital, 43rd Medical Group, 44th Medical Brigade, Tuy Hoa, from Efland, NC, suffered a stroke and was evacuated to Japan where she died four days later on August 14, 1968. A veteran of both World War II and Korea, she was 52.
US Air Force
Capt. Mary Therese Klinker
Capt. Klinker, a flight nurse with the 10th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, temporarily assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippines, was on the C-5A Galaxy which crashed on April 4, 1975
outside Saigon while evacuating Vietnamese orphans. This is known
as the Operation Babylift crash. From Lafayette, IN, she was 27.
She was posthumously awarded the Airman's Medal for Heroism and
the Meritorious Service Medal.
C I V I L I A N
American Red Cross
Hannah E. Crews
Died in a jeep accident, Bien Hoa, October 2,1969.
Virginia E. Kirsch
Murdered by US soldier in Cu Chi, August 16, 1970.
Lucinda J. Richter
Died of Guillain-Barre syndrome, Cam Ranh Bay, February 9, 1971.
Army Special Services
Died in a jeep accident, Long Binh, October 26, 1968.
Died in a plane crash, Qui Nhon, 1967.
Catholic Relief Services
Shot to death in Pleiku, l969.
Central Intelligence Agency
Died when a bomb exploded in front of the American Embassy, Saigon, March 30, 1965.
Died in Saigon, 1971.
United States Agency for International Development
Marilyn L. Allen
Murdered by US soldier in Nha Trang, August 16, 1967.
Dr. Breen Ratterman
Died in a fall from a balcony in Saigon, October 2, 1969.
United States Department of the Navy OICC (Officer in Charge of Construction)
Regina "Reggie" Williams
Died of a heart attack in Saigon, 1964.
Georgette "Dickey" Chapelle
Killed by a mine on patrol with Marines outside Chu Lai, November 4, 1965.
Killed in a helicopter crash into the ocean nearDa Nang, May 9, 1967.
All 3 killed in raid on leprosarium in Ban Me Thuot during Tet February 1, 1968.
Betty Ann Olsen
Captured during raid on leprosarium in Ban Me Thuot during Tet 68. Died in 1968 and was buried somewhere along Ho Chi Minh Trail by fellow POW, Michael Benge. Remains not recovered.
Eleanor Ardel Vietti
Captured at leprosarium in Ban Me Thuot, May 30, 1962. Still listed as POW.
Janie A. Makil
Shot to death in an ambush, Dalat, March 4, 1963. Janie was 5 months old.
Both captured and burned to death in Kengkok, Laos, 1972. Remains recovered and returned to US.
The following women were killed in the crash, outside Saigon, of the C5-A Galaxy transporting Vietnamese children out of the country on April 4, 1975. All of the women were working for various US government agencies in Saigon at the time of their deaths with the exception of Theresa Drye (a child) and Laurie Stark (a teacher). Sharon Wesley had previously worked for both the American Red Cross and Army Special Service. She chose to stay on in Vietnam after the pullout of US military forces in 1973.
Mary Ann Crouch
Mary Lyn Eichen
Doris Jean Watkins
59 civilians · 8 military · 67 total