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  1. Judy, Thank you and all the Donut Dollies that came to Vietnam to lift our spirits, it worked. You are a special person and considered a “Sister” from Nam.

    May 29, 2020
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    • Judy Nichols Tayloe said:

      Thank you so much, Ron. You guys lifted our spirits, and we wanted to be there.

      May 30, 2020
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  2. George A. Bontya said:

    Welcome Home Judy and Thank you for your Service.

    May 29, 2020
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    • Judy Nichols Tayloe said:

      Thank you so much, George.

      May 30, 2020
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  3. H.C. Woody Woodward said:

    Judy: I know that ALL my fellow GHS Classmates of the Class of 65 and fellow VV want to thank you and the other DD for what you did to lift the lives while doing their service.
    Thanks H.C. (Buzzy) Woody Woodward

    May 30, 2020
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    • Judy Nichols Tayloe said:

      Thank you so much, Woody!

      June 5, 2020
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  4. Jules Modlinski said:

    Judy: Your service to our country during the Vietnam War is special and deserving of the utmost pride, for you left the comforts of home in North Carolina to bring expansive relief and relaxation, in a combat zone, to those who were required to face the dangers and horrors of a battlefield. Your are deserving of our utmost gratitude. Thank you, Judy.

    Jules

    May 30, 2020
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    • Judy Nichols Tayloe said:

      Jules, thank you so much for your kind words. I also want to thank you for your service in Korea. I know you bear the results of injuries to this day.

      May 31, 2020
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  5. Bobby said:

    Judy ….Thank You. Your contribution has gone unknown for far too many years. I am more proud of you than you could possibly know.

    May 31, 2020
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    • Judy Tayloe said:

      Thank you so much, Bobby.

      May 31, 2020
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    • Judy Tayloe said:

      I thought that might be you, Bobby, but was not sure. Thank.you for your comments. I almost did not write this article, and would not have written it had it not been for my husband’s encouragement. I put it off for at well over a month, but he kept gently reminding me that I had a job to do., so finally I dug deep and wrote it, and it was cathartic. I really wanted to honor Hannah Crews in my article because it was she who deserves a voice. I’m proud of you, too, and thank you so much for your service to our country, and for your love and friendship through the years.

      June 1, 2020
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  6. Larry armes said:

    We had the pleasure of meeting two sets of the DD one at k gio bridge in May or June of 1970 and then on alpha 2 it was thanksgiving 1970 thanks for all for letting us see round and some one we could understand

    May 31, 2020
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    • Judy Tayloe said:

      Thank you, Larry. I thank you for sharing your memories of the DD you met.

      June 1, 2020
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  7. Charles Logan said:

    Hey Judy, I just read the article about you, it brought back many memories, a lot of them good. I don’t know if you remember me, l was with the 25th Scout Dog Platoon in Bien Hoa. I well remember you and Hannah, that was a tragedy. I have a picture of Hannah getting in my truck just before she died. She was a wonderful person. It is hard to believe it’s been 50 years. I remember the cat rabies story, every one got rabies shots when the cat died of something else. One of the girls named Dalinda or Belinda was so funny telling what happened to her.

    May 31, 2020
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    • Judy Tayloe said:

      Hi Charles!, and thank you so much for your post.. It’s so wonderful to hear from you…a real blast from the past after 50 years. Thank you for remembering me and Hannah. I miss her still to this day. The rabies thing was a real bummer, and I can just hear Belinda telling her story. I hope she will write about her experiences soon. Stay safe and well.

      June 2, 2020
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  8. Tom Hardin said:

    Hello Judy…
    I found your article fascinating. I remember you so well from Grimsley. You were always smiling, good-natured and kind. You obviously were a perfect fit as a Donut Dollie. Who better to cheer up men who were experiencing such trauma and danger on a daily basis so far from home. No doubt you were able to lift their spirits amid such horrific times. So thank you for you service. (I doubt you remember me–I worked in the library–and that’s okay.)
    All good things,
    Tom Hardin

    June 8, 2020
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    • Judy Nichols Tayloe said:

      Thank you, Tom, for your kind words, I don’t remember you from Grimsley, but our class was so big, it’s no wonder. I will look you up in our year book because I’m certain your face will be familiar. I hope you are doing well and are staying safe and well during this Covid 19 Pandemic.
      Judy Nichols Tayloe

      June 30, 2020
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  9. Rita Leggett said:

    Judy, thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in Vietnam as a Donut
    Dollie. So glad to know this wonderful story. Thank you too, Judy for your service.

    June 9, 2020
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    • Judy Nichols Tayloe said:

      Thank you, Rita! You are always so sweet! We are missing seeing you and everyone this year at the Tayloe reunion. Perhaps next year! Much love to you!
      Judy

      June 30, 2020
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