The military, which prided itself on the records it kept in Vietnam -- counting the enemy number of
weapons captured, for example -- cannot to this day say with certainty how many women served.
The army that sent them never bothered to count them. The estimate most frequently given is that a
total of 10,000 served in the military in Vietnam." People to our military was despicable. It has taken
years for many servicemen and women to get over it- and some have not. What is truly
unconscionable in the annals of American military history is the fact that little or no data exists on the
women who served and, yes, were injured or killed, in Southeast Asia during the Viet Nam era.
Accurate records on how many women were there, what decorations they earned, where they
served - and most important - what after effects they have suffered - and continue to suffer - are
The nonfeasance of the VA in this area is beginning to come to light and some top heavy
bureaucratic committees, task forces and research centers have been created. What they are doing
and how they are helping women at the grass roots level remains to be seen. However from
anecdotal reports, letters, from books by those who were there, from research papers by militar
historians, and from the excellent text "Women in the Military - An Unfinished Revolution", by Major
General Jeanne Holm, USAF (Ret), we can glean the following overview.
Over five hundred WACs were stationed in Vietnam.Women Marines were in Vietnam. Over six
hundred Women in the Air Force were there. Army, Navy and Air Force Nurses and Medical
Specialists numbered over six thousand. Untold numbers of Red Cross, Special Services, Civil
Service and countless other women were there.
Women served in Vietnam in many support staff assignments, in hospitals, crewed on medical
evacuation flights, with MASH Units, hospital ships, operations groups, information offices, service
clubs, headquarters offices, and numerous other clerical, medical, intelligence and personnel
positions. There were women officers and enlisted women; there were youngsters in their early
twenties with barely two years in service and career women over forty. Women suffered the same
hardships as the men in many cases and were often in the line of fire from rockets and mortars,
particularly during the Tet offensive with the Viet Cong attacks on Saigon.
The accomplishments of the military nurses and their dedication in saving innumerable lives has
barely been recorded for future generations. Yet women were there - they sloshed through the same
mud and blood as the men, witnessed the same horrors of war, and suffered the same treatment and
indignities upon their return to the country that sent them there.
Almost ten thousand women were In Vietnam
Vietnam Dustoff Pictures
The Number Of The Hill Designates How Tall It Is.
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Taken From Wikipedia
nurses in vietnam
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Doughnut Dollies Were Flown Out To The Boonies Where The Troops
Were And Brought Goodies To Give To The Troops. Sometimes They
Spent The Night In The Boonies. Notice The Beer Goodie By Emily.
They Were Brave And Well Respected By All.
A Visit From LBJ
Vietnam Nurses War Memorial In Washington D.C.
Texas Tech University "Nurses In Vietnam"
Vietnam War Nurses Memorial
History Of The Vietnam Womens Memorial
Song Is "Let's Live For Today" By The Grass Roots