|94th CHS(FWD) team transport patient from flight line into Salerno Hospital via rickshaw|
Rickshaws were seen in Japan sometime around 1868. The word is derived from the Japanese word jinirikisha, which literally means "human-powered vehicle". We use "riskshaws" to more easily transport patients on litters to and from the flight line. It's a real back saver, especially when you have a 200 pound soldier still wearing 40 plus more pounds of IOTV.