Using Helicopters to Evacuate the Wounded
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New August 2022! View archival military footage as a Vietnam era helicopter pilot describes the process of evacuating the wounded from firefights in the Vietnam countryside.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Military-84**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Review listening comprehension by asking: How did helicopter crews verify that the people on the ground were not the enemy, when “popping a smoke?” Answer: The pilots told those on the ground what color the smoke was.


To learn more about Vietnam, check out the full program this segment is edited from: History in the First Person: Veterans Day 2015 – Vietnam.

*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.