to my Fort Indiantown Gap Postcard:
My mother helped care for Phan Thi Kim Phuc as well as many others at the Barsky Unit in Saigon when she was a volunteer with Children’s Medical Relief International, which she joined after her service as an Army nurse.
Here is a photo of Kim undergoing early treatment. Note that her left arm, which in the video she says she rubbed trying to get the napalm off, is completely swathed in bandages.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc undergoing surgery at the Barsky Unit of CMRI, Saigon
Here’s another photo after she has had some time to recover. You can see how terribly scarred her left arm is. The nurse is a Miss Hong. I don’t know who the boy is, but I have photos of his surgery,too. He was even more badly injured than Kim Phuc but no one took a famous picture of him so he just faded away into the anonymous crowd of war victims.
Phan Thi Kim Phuc with Miss Hong, a Vietnamese nurse, and another patient at the Barsky Unit, CMRI, Saigon