In our sixth installment of Memorabilia Monday, we present a Clubmobile run schedule from the Pleiku Sub Area Command dated November 1, 1968. This amazing piece of SRAO (Supplemental Recreation Activities Overseas) history comes from the archive of Donut Dollie Ann Keister Brumback who served in Vietnam from March 11, 1968 – March 21, 1969.
This is the only run schedule that has been shared with us and it helps illuminate how hard these women worked to boost the morale of the men, seven days a week. As you’ll see, there are three columns listing the daily runs for each Donut Dollie team, which typically consisted of 2-3 women, depending on the size of the group they would be visiting on base and in the field. In looking over this run schedule, it appears that these Donut Dollies made about 40 such runs during this week.
You’ll also see that for the 21 segments of daily duties listed, there were only 3 segments listed as “off”. In the column marked “Run III/Office”, you’ll notice that 4 of the 7 days are noted as “office”, which we’ve been told were the times that the assigned Donut Dollies were to create the “programs” (trivia, games, etc.) that they would take into the field to help take the men’s minds off the war for an hour or so.
We thank Ann Keister Brumback for her service and for sharing this important piece of memorabilia with us.
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