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  1. Judith McAbee said:

    I constantly heard this criticism and told the true story when working for Red Cross in military hospitals. I explained the reason then and am happy to see this in print. It continues to haunt the Red Cross.

    May 3, 2017
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  2. George "Buddy" York said:

    On the few occasions that I came in contact with Donut Dollies it was all at forward firebases. LZ Grant, LZ Buttons, LZ Fort Compton. Never once were we charged for donuts. Most times there were no donuts. But seeing a “round eye” was a beautiful sight. And for a few minutes we were transformed away from the horrors we faced everyday to the warmth and comfort of being able to talk to someone from “HOME”. I haven’t talked to a Donut Dollie since leaving Vietnam in 1970. But I have a short statement and picture of two dollies in the book I just finished writing. Book name is “All I Ever Wanted to be Was a Soldier”. Book is available on Amazon.com

    May 18, 2017
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  3. John said:

    My dad was laying on a stretcher in Japan after contracting malaria in Vietnam when they tried to charge him for a donut and coffee. He still resents the Red Cross to this day. Why does the organization keep insisting this was only a WW2 phenomenon?

    September 6, 2017
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