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Nurse at Cu Chi

Elizabeth Allen, a psychiatric nurse who volunteered for the Army and Vietnam

talks about her experiences while at Cu Chi.

Dolls "Work Out"

Clipping from the 4th  Infantry Division


Women in Vietnam

During America's 10-year involvement in Southeast Asia, 5,905 military women served in Vietnam.


Statistics


By Individaul Services they were:

U.S. Army  4,675

U.S. Navy   423

U.S. Marine Corps   36

U.S.Air Force  771


Number of women killed   8


Total number of U.S. military personnel who served in Vietnam:  2,709,965

Percentage of women service personnel in Vietnam:  0.218%


Received from Paul Kasper

Donut Dollies - American Red Cross

Ken Leighty was the Compound Command of Special Services Recreation Center #4,
2nd Infantry Division.  He has made a special effort to include the women who
worked in moral and recreation in Korea, especially ARC and Special Services.
This link is included here because of the many connections between the Donut Dollies,
USO and Special Services staff members, and AFVN during the Vietnam War. 

Women in Vietnam

Primarily as Related to AFVN

Donut Dollies and Army Special Services

Fast Friends

Donut Dollie Susan Bradshaw McLean talks about her friend, Ginny Kirsch who was killed by a G.I. in Cu Chi.

Received from Jim Anderson

Meeting a Donut Dollie for the First Time

Steven Pennington, Cpl, USMC, 1970-71


I remember the first Donut Dollie I came in contact with. I was at Da Nang, hunkered down in the cockpit of one of our planes, sweating profusely.  I heard a voice behind me and thought it was heat stroke coming on.  When I heard the voice a second time I turned around and looked straight at the most gorgeous green-eyed blond I could imagine.  Then I REALLY thought I was hallucinating. Being the suave, debonair young man I was at the time I blurted out "Who the (expletive) are you?"  She smiled and introduced herself and handed me an ice cold Coke, then turned and walked back to the Chaplains' jeep, turning around again to smile and waved.  I will never forget that moment in time.

Steve

Blackhawks Soar with "Dollies"
Clipping from Camp Enari

Holly Watts, Donut Dollie (Story) 

Writing about her experiences as a Donut Dolly in Vietnam in 1966-67.

(posted by"Your Stories, You Wall")

Holly Watts, Donut Dollie (Video) 

Holly's November 2013 interview at the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

(posted by"Your Stories, You Wall")

Nancy Smoyer, Donut Dollie

American Red Cross. 

There is more about and/or from Nancy Smoyer under

AFVN History

as well as under

Individual Photo Albums and Stories.

Hospice, Red Cross salute "Donut Dollies"

Daily Union, Johnson Creek, Wisconsin newspaper article about Emily Strange, Donut Dollie. 

[Received from Paul Kasper in July 2016.] 

When he sent it, Paul wrote that "Emily is a dear friend for many years, she was assigned to the

9th Infantary Division and the Mobile Riverine Fore.  I seem to recall

her and another red cross lady being inveterviewed on AFVN." 

Red Cross Volunteers Going Ashore in Normandy - 1944

Red Cross Volunteers Going Ashore in Normandy - 1944

Vietnam Women's Memorial Foundation

This site opens with an interesting introduction on how many women served, etc.

Click on "Enter site" at the bottom to go to the actual webpage.

Donut Dollies (The)

This goes to a Facebook link on Donut Dollies in Vietnam.  You will have to sign in to Facebook in order to view it.