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Posted: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 7:00 am | Updated: 2:04 pm, Thu Apr 24, 2014.

When Air Force nurse Dotty Beatty stepped off a transport plane in Cam Ranh Bay Air Field, Vietnam, in October 1969 for the first time — and only after incoming rocket fire temporarily diverted the plane to another site — it took her less than a minute to size up the chaos.

“Oh my God, there’s no rules here,” she recalled thinking to herself.

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