Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowskit

KIA: November 30, 1967

Lt. Orlowski died in a plane crash on her return trip to Qui Nhon after assisting at the hospital in Pleiku. Additional mefical personnel were temporarily assigned to the hospital during a period of heavy casualties. During the approach into Qui Nhon, the pilot was advised that the airfield had gone below landing minimums due to the rain, low clouds, and limited visibility. The pilot, Major Thomas D. Moore, accepted a diversion to Nha Trang but crashed into a mountainside at 1,850 feel ASL about 5 miles south of Qui Nhon.