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Its convertibility gave Seaboard enormous flexibility in meeting the heavy demands of the Civil Reserve Air Fleet (or "CRAF") program during the height of the Vietnam War, carrying cargo one day, and troops, or military dependents, the next. By 1968, Seaboard was boarding more than 138,000 passengers annually. Unlike the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam War required that troops and war materiel be delivered right into the war zone. Those flights incurred risks beyond those in normal airline flying. At least two Seaboard flights were hit by ground fire. Fortunately, there were no casualties.