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  1. Gerry M. said:

    The ships comprised the mobile riverine base, first formed in Jan/Feb 1967. The base consisted of 3 barracks ships and one repair ship that kept all the river boats in service. There were several LSTs which alternated re-supplying the base ships. I was there from the beginning. Unfortunately, no Donut Dollies visited in ’67. However, upon arriving in-country, I was sent to an air base near Vung Tau where I did encounter 2 DDs. Sadly, I did not have a camera with me then, but I do recall their friendliness and positivity. I don’t think we got any donuts though! It took a lot of courage and fortitude to do what they did, especially given the negative opinion of the US military in the 60s. They are all college grads. They certainly had options and they chose to put themselves in harm’s way to aid their country. Bravo Zulu, ladies. We thank you, and, Welcome Home!

    April 24, 2020
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  2. George Bontya said:

    Thank you for your Service and Welcome Home!

    April 24, 2020
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  3. Gay (Moore) Pedroni said:

    Thank you for sharing your story Gloria. We went through the same training class in Washington DC, We flew to Korea together, and ended up in the same quonset hut at Camp Humphreys. I have very fond memories of you and that special time in our lives. How interesting and surprising, during this COVID 19 experience sheltering at home, to connect and renew a friendship made over 50 years ago.

    April 24, 2020
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  4. Margaret "Peggy" Norgan Camp said:

    Gloria’s story was very interesting, especially since I found myself in the picture of her unit at Camp Humphreys. I read her article because her time frame and name seemed familiar.

    April 28, 2020
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