Aboard USS REPOSE (AH-16), while the ship steams in the South China Sea, Commander Marion K. Neugebauer (Medical Corps, USN), heads a surgical team assisted by Dr. J.L. Verid, Lieutenant D.W. Billharz (Medical Corps, USN), Captain William A. Snyder (Medical Corps, USN, Chief of Surgery), Lieutenant Arthur S. McFee (Medical Corps, USN), and Hospital Corpsmen Jerry Williams and Archer Dumond. Open heart surgery is performed with the help of a Baylor-Bell Heart and Lung Machine, parts of which are visible in the foreground, November 1966.
Photographer, Photographer's Mate First Class W.M. Nash III