Toss up. One is about 5 to 7 wounded we had to hang up in the jungle trees by SEAL medics who later became MDs. We hung them up so VIet Cong couldn’t find them in sweeps of the jungle. The Huey’s were a day out due to break down roughly and other areas of wounded on the list etc. Nobody found them. And Two would be a swath the VC cut for tank passage through the thickest jungle and several wounded guys down in jungle one in the swath was near death and unmovable due to injuries and the VC tank was on us in minutes.
Everybody has to sit still in jungle as tank passed and not breath. The last wounded guy was in the middle of the swath road cut by VC. We couldn’t get him fast enough he was say leave leave me. I’m like nope. So I covered him w palm fronds and leaves and we all prayed the tank would clear him. It rolled right down the swath over him and missed him by inches. None of VC saw him or us. We just held our breaths as if it crushed him it would give away positions because he would scream in pain of being crushed to death. After they passed some Cowboy landed a Huey SIDEWAYS in between the trees on the swath so we could load the wounded guy. He barely made it. The swath was less than 16 18 feet across. It was a miraculous LANDING. These are hard memories. Thanks SEAL Team Six Founder Female Moffat AFB NASA Ames Test Pilots Navy Air NAM