Spotlight On: “Evacuation Hospital Ledger”

Glory Denied: Pittsburgh Opera at Soldiers & Sailors
December 6, 2018
Spotlight On: African Americans In World War 1
January 8, 2019
When:
January 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2019-01-10T12:00:00-05:00
2019-01-10T20:00:00-05:00
Where:
Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum
4141 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh
PA 15213
Contact:
Tim Neff
412-621-4253 ext 219

SPC Clement J. Blazewick, from Pittsburgh, served in the Vietnam War as a laboratory technician at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital in South Vietnam from March 1 to September 22, 1966. During this time he recorded blood transfusions given to combat casualties in a hospital ledger book. Today, this ledger provides a snapshot of not only how many American soldiers were being treated but, by reading between the lines, how much effort was put forth to save them. SPC Blazewick donated his ledger to Soldiers & Sailors in 2016 and by researching the 760 names recorded; we have identified more than 45 who did not survive and whose names appear today on the Vietnam Wall. Visit the museum on Thursday, January 10th to view this unique piece of history and discover the results of our research.

 

Event Free with Museum Admission