We were glad to see that an article on Donut Dollie Dorset Anderson and our documentary was published in the Washington Times (DC). Interest has certainly been growing and spreading out across the country. It’s exciting to see the story of the Donut Dollies reaching more and more people, which we hope you’ll agree is a story that needs to be documented and shared.
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Here’s a great Sunday feature article on Donut Dollie Dorset Anderson and our documentary project. Paul Hopkins wrote this article for the Berkshire Eagle, one of the larger newspapers in Western Massachusetts.
This article provides an interesting look into why Dorset chose to go to Vietnam and what she experienced during her year of service on behalf of the Red Cross.
Thanks to Paul for his interest in the story of the Donut Dollies and in helping spread the word on what we hope to achieve through our documentary.
Here’s a brief article that was written about Donut Dollie Dorset Hoogland in her hometown newspaper, the Martinsburg Journal, back in 1969. The picture shows her receiving the battalion emblem of the 1st Air Cavalry Division’s 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry from Lieutenant Colonel Todd P. Graham, commander, after performing a Christmas program with other Donut Dollies for the 1st Air Cavalry Skytroopers at Landing Zone Tracy, near Cu Chi.
Anyone remember that program?
Earlier this year we set up a Facebook page to help spread the word about our documentary, and it turns out that many Vietnam Veterans have been sharing their memories of the Donut Dollies and thanking them for their service. In less than six months, we received nearly 4,000 likes and hundreds of great comments. Below are just a few.
Please feel free to post and share memories, photos and other memorabilia here on DonutDollies.com, too!
- “It was a real treat to get a donut and a cup of coffee from an American Girl (R-E). They were angels in the middle of hell doing a kind deed for us, they were exceptional ladies.”
- “Thank you all for your selflessness–you made a huge difference for us all.”
- “Oh man, we’d be in the camp and the loudspeaker from the orderly room (think: MASH) would announce “attention in the compound (repeat) the Donut Dollies are here. Unless, what you were doing was essential, you stopped everything and ran to the mess hall, to see The Donut Dollies.”
- “I remember the Donut Dollies with the GREATEST Love and Admiration as I experienced their love both in the field and in my Hospital. THANK U ALL 4 what U did. It is greatly appreciated.”
- “You were all angels … going places that those in the rear wouldn’t dare… Thanks for the smiles, games and friendship… I’ll always hold you in the highest esteem.”
- “I am so happy to see this Donut Dollies project being put together so their story will not disappear in our history. Now I wish I could have been there with them for they are my Heroes !! God Bless Them and Your work to preserve their courage and love to share their lives for our Vietnam Troops.”
- “God blessed you lovely young gals with Grace and strength! Thank you!”
- “Those ladies offered us a little sanity in an insane time and place!”
- “I always felt great when they came around to see us, they always spent time with us grunt enlisted men, they had alot of nerve to show up in some of the places they went…”
- “These Donut Dollies would boost the moral every where they went! I always thought they came to visit just to make us smile so much!! God Bless them!!!”
- They made a lot of troopers Happy , by just being there and talking to “US” and making you feel Special. No matter who you were. HOOAH.
- I knew, cherished and loved the Dollies at Tuy Hoa, RVN. Unlike the war, they won our hearts and minds. I’m so glad there’s documentary tribute to them. It’s long overdue.
- Thank GOD for The Donut Dollies
- Thank you all for your selflessness–you made a huge difference for us all.
Another terrific article about our project and The Donut Dollies. This one by Doug Imbrogno of the Charleston Gazette.
It’s also being shared and reposted to a lot of other websites.
Thanks, Doug, for the interest and support and for helping spread the word about the Donut Dollies and our documentary!
Here’s a great recent article on PBS’s Next Avenue website, by journalist, writer and Vietnam veteran Doug Bradley that talks about the Donut Dollies, our documentary and our reasons for doing it.
We really appreciate Doug’s support and the fact that he was able to publish the article while our Kickstarter campaign was still going on, which definitely helped more folks hear about us and get involved.
As part of Alt 98.7’s Film Fan Contest, Norm was interviewed by DJ nationally known DJ Trey Morgan. Check out the spot that’s been airing on Alt 98.7 and the iheartmedia app below.
Also, there’s still time to vote in the Film Fan Contest and help us win $2,500 for our project (plus a chance for you to win a $500 gift card!). Just click on this link and vote for The Donut Dollies!
Update: This contest wrapped up on 12/21. The winner will be announced in Los Angeles on January 8th, 2015. We’ll let you know the results asap. Thanks to all who voted for The Donut Dollies!
The Donut Dollies Documentary has been selected for a Film Contest sponsored by LA’s Alt 98.7 and Land Rover of Encino.
Whichever film gets the most votes by 12/21/14 will win $2,500 towards the completion of their project. And one lucky voter will get a $500 gift card to Arclight Cinemas!
Please check out the contest, spread the word and vote for The Donut Dollies!
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