Donor, Eugene Knapp, was an aeromedical evacuation technician assigned to the 57th Air Evac Squadron, Det 1, at Tan Son Nhut Air Base in Saigon from 1969-1970. He also flew in country with the 903rd Air Evac Squadron.

The cap is embroidered with the squadron name and an aircrew member aviation badge.

Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.

Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.


  • Robert Triplett

    I was assigned to the Aerovac unit Det 1 57th AES during the Vietnam War. They also called it VIP, as Gen Abrams proclaimed the wounded were the only VIPs in the Nam. I remember Sgt Knapp well, we worked from 4am on the first aerovac until they were all launched stateside, sometimes five C141 s, usually 2 or 3 depending on activity. the year of 1969 we had no fatalities while transporting 200 to 300 patients per day. We were very busy. Sgt Knapp was senior enlisted man on these missions and often would fly with them if needed.

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