Captain Klinker was a flight nurse assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippines. She was attending to the health care of hundreds of Vietnamese orphans on a U.S. Air Force C-5A Galaxy which crashed on April 4, 1975 near Saigon. The plane was on a mission for Operation Babylift, which had placed hundreds of Amerasian orphans with homes in the U.S.A.
Captian Klinker was 27 years old.
She was posthumously awarded the Airman's Medal for Heroism and the Meritorious Service Medal.
Military Woman Home Page . .Marilyn's web page about women in Vietnam
Some details about the 8 military and 56 civilian American women killed in the war.