|MARCH 11, 1967 25TH INFANTRY UNIT FINDS HOSPITAL PLEIKU
"Outside of the extremely unsanitary condition they operate in
their medical facilities are surprisingly good," said PFC James L
Brown, a member of the 25th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion, 35th
Infantry's Reconnaissance Platoon as it uncovered a Viet Cong
underground hospital facility.
Brown took professional interest in the hospital section of the
cave complex his platoon was securing and exploring because he is a line
medic. Among the items Brown discovered in the natural caverns were
drugs such as penicillin manufactured in the United States, syringes
full of anti-tetanus serum from the Soviet Union, and numerous medical
pamphlets and instruction books written in Vietnamese.
"We also found a stone slab that was evidently used as an
operating table," said Brown.