In our seventh installment of Memorabilia Monday, we are honored to share another piece of memorabilia from the personal archive of Donut Dollie Emily Strange (July 23, 1946 – July 12, 2016). Emily served from 1968 – 69 with the 9th Infantry Division and Mobile Riverine Force in Vietnam.
This is the program for the Change of Command of the 9th Infantry Division at Dong Tam on April 2, 1969. This event signified the Change of Command from Major General Julian J. Ewell, U.S. Army to Major General Harris W. Hollis, U.S. Army. Also providing remarks at this event was General Creighton W. Abrams, U.S. Army, the namesake of the M1 Abrams Tank. This event program features up-to-the-moment service details of Major Generals Ewell and Hollis, as well as a detailed history of the 9th Infantry Division’s entry into Vietnam.
We are so thankful to Emily Strange’s sister, Peggy Michel, for having the foresight to keep Emily’s Donut Dollie archive and for sharing these materials with us. This collection included photos, slides, training materials, personal writings, poems, and audio recordings. We look forward to sharing more of Emily’s memorabilia to help tell the story of the Donut Dollie’s service in Vietnam.
You can see more of Emily’s materials throughout the bonus features included with the purchase of the Donut Dollies documentary. You can learn more about the Donut Dollies and how to purchase the Donut Dollies documentary at www.donutdollies.com
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