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Named and Patched Vietnam USAF Flight Nurse L-2A Flight Jacket


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This is one of the most important and historical jackets that I own. Worn by Colonel Lola Mae Ball when she was a Major from 1965-1967.


From November 1965 to July 1967, she was assigned as Chief Nurse, 57th Aeoromedical Evacaution Squadron, Clark AFB, Phillipines, where she directed the evacuation of wounded soldiers from Vietnam. She received several honors for her extraordinary leadership as Chief Nurse. She was featured in an ABC television documentary, “To Save a Soldier”, in 1967; featured in a Reader’s Digest article, “Our Flying Nightingales in Vietnam"; made a Citizen of New Orleans and given a key to the city; a proclamation from Angie, Louisiana; and 1968 Nurse of the Year Award from the Air Force Association.


At the end of the documentary "To save A soldier" (Found on YouTube) , when the nurses and Colonel Ball leave the aircraft you can see them all wearing their blue L2-A jackets.


The liner sewn novelty patches are fantastic.







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