Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
Patrick Brady Collection
Association
Dustoff Association
Collection Number
1835
Date(s)
Undated
Size
0.1 linear feet
Physical Location(s)
D056.4E
Processed by
R. Grau, Aug. 2006[Updated: Nov. 2006 by T. Reynolds]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Articles written by Major General Patrick Brady discuss medical evacuation of the woounded via helicopter ambulance, or 'Dust Off', operations in the Vietnam War.

Biographical Note

Patrick H. Brady was born in Phillip, South Dakota, in 1936. He received his commission in the Army after completing ROTC training in 1959. His career in the Army spanned 35 years, two of which were spent as a pilot and operations officer in Southeast Asia with the 57th Medical Detachment in 1964 and the 54th Medical Detachment in 1967-1968. While in Vietnam, he was stationed at Plei Ku, Saigon, Soc Trang and Chu Lai. In Vietnam, Brady served as a captain and major, and received various awards including Distinguished Service Cross, the Air Medal, the Bronze Star, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Congressional Medal of Honor. He earned the MOH for action on 6 January 1968 when he evacuated 51 wounded soldiers via helicopter throughout the course of the day from enemy held territory. He retired in 1993 as a Major General.

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Instruments and Flares by Major Patrick H. Brady. Photocopied from US Army Aviation Digest, January 1969 
1
1
D056.4E
Photocopied excerpt from Flight Journal (no date)
Solo Missions by Captain Patrick H. Brady. Photocopied from US Army Aviation Digest, July 1966
When I Have Your Wounded by Brig. Gen. Patrick H. Brady. Excerpt from Army Magazine, June 1989
Armed With a Red Cross: Dust-off Tactics in Vietnam by Maj. Gen. Patrick H. Brady (ret.). Photocopied excerpt from Flight Journal, October 1999
Dust-Off Operations by Major Patrick H. Brady. Photocopied excerpt from Army Logistician, July-August 1973

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive