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Helicopter Evacuation in the Korean War The small number of evacuations and rescues during World War II were enough to make it clear that the helicopter was the future of…

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A Hikikomori, kodokushi, aaba such oddities will find only in Japan – a Chronicle of world events

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For European culture of Japan – a strange and utterly incomprehensible. In no other country of the technology and traditions are not so intricately intertwined: ideals of the samurai next to newest computers, those born in the nineteenth century long-lived – next to teenagers dressed in costumes Pokemon.

When striking development of all, with regard to technology, culture of Japan is the most conservative, closed and incomprehensible to foreigners. In today’s culture of “the land of the rising sun” a lot of weird aspects.

For example, a hikikomori. These are young people who refuse to communicate with the outside world. In every society there are a small number of “hermits”, but it’s usually older people, elderly with mental disorders, all kinds of depressions.

The feature of “hermits” Japanese – age: adolescents or young people are slightly over twenty. The reasons for the emergence of a huge number of these, is almost completely cut off from the outside world of people, primarily the Internet, the second big load in educational institutions, and, strangely enough, loving parents Continue reading

Helicopter Evacuation: Korea

Helicopter Evacuation in the Korean War

The small number of evacuations and rescues during World War II were enough to make it clear that the helicopter was the future of battlefield MedEvac. The Korean War brought that promise to an operational reality.

In Korea, the use of helicopters as ambulances was especially important due to the physical landscape. The rugged terrain and difficult roads made a tactical ride in a ambulance truck to reach an aid station far too rough and lengthly to meet the needs of the wounded soldiers. Casualties often went into shock from the rigors of truck transport and essential time was lost before treatment. Medical officers noted that “A man dies in a period of time, not over a distance of miles” to summarize the problem.

Medics gently carry a wounded American soldier towards a Bell H-13 helicopter for evacuation to emergency treatment, 23 July 1953. An M-43 Dodge Ambulance is in the background.

At the outset of the Korean War, the U.S. military was still equipped only with a small number of World War II helicopters. There was no doctrine to prescribe their use. But, as always in wartime, practical necessities drove the agenda, problems were solved, and helicopters quickly became the primary medical evacuation aircraft for the movement of casualties Continue reading

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