I wish someone from the City Council had interviewed me regarding the Vietnam helicopter. I fully understand and respect the opinions that were expressed.
But there are other opinions as well. I spent 12 months as a nurse on a hospital ship in Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. I worked in the triage area where all patients were received via the helicopter. I have countless memories of how these boys felt when they were picked up by these helicopters.
Many lives were saved because of the helicopter.
For these boys waiting in the field for help and for those of us who cared for them, the helicopter was a sign of hope.
City Council: Please reconsider your decision.