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  1. Tom Bissenden said:

    The DD’s were always the greatest. I was a grunt and we were so fortunate to have them visit us. They cheered us up and made it possible to remember that there was a world and gave us the wherewithal to go back and do our job. I can’t thank them enough!

    May 5, 2017
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  2. Ray Ray, Jasso said:

    I was also stationed at DaNang AB 70,71. Thanks for making life there easier for us.

    May 5, 2017
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  3. Otto Campos said:

    why the nick names ?

    May 5, 2017
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    • Jim said:

      That’s a good question. We know a couple stories about how they came about (see upcoming Donut Dollie Detail features), but we hope some Donut Dollies will help in answering your question.

      May 6, 2017
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      • Eileen O'Neill said:

        The nickname goes back to WWII when the women working for the American Red Cross in Europe often handed out donuts and coffee to the GIs., often from the back of a truck. When SRAO started in Korea, the girls there would occasionally have donuts to hand out also. The nickname stuck, even though most of us in Vietnam never saw any donuts at all.

        July 6, 2017
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  4. Chester Helmick said:

    I was attached to the 2nd Brigade, South Korean Marine Corps 1965=1966 and the girls visited us once. It was refreshing to see blue eyes.

    May 5, 2017
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  5. David Capps said:

    To the many DD that were so helpful and kind that I had the greasy fortune to be looked after after I was shot thru the brain during TET of 68 FEB… and went thru Japan 249th General Hospital… thank you so very much !!

    To the Red Cross girl that just happened to of been from Newport News, VA that ran into my oldest brother in VIET NAM Feb 68.. thank you so very much!!! S/F David Capps
    battleforhue.com

    May 6, 2017
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    • Nan Reckart Eaton said:

      Dave, I served at the 249th GH in 1969-70. I was part of the Red Cross Service to Military Hospitals. I’m sure you met some of my colleagues. Thank you for your service. Nan Reckart Eaton

      May 11, 2017
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  6. Ellen Cadden Nagy said:

    That is Maria on the left; am assuming you are out of DaNang on a LZ.

    May 6, 2017
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  7. Eileen O'Neill said:

    Bobbie and I worked together in DaNang. It was a privilege to serve with her and all the other Donut Dollies I knew in Vietnam.

    May 8, 2017
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