The Donut Dollies Documentary was very well received at our screenings at the Phoenix Film Festival on Friday and Saturday. We had a Q&A session with 3 Donut Dollies who posed for this photo, they are L-R: Mary Tsinnajinnie Cohoe who served in Vietnam from 1968-69 at Chu Lai and Cam Ranh Air Force Base, and is the only Native American woman (Navajo) to serve a year tour; next is Kitty Boots who served in Vietnam from 1966-67 at Long Binh, An Khe and Blackhorse; and next was Mavis Larson Gaffney who served in Vietnam in 1968 at Pleiku, Qui Nhon and Blackhorse. Also in the photo at the center is Mary’s brother, Purple Heart recipient USMC LCpl “Tom” Tsinnajinnie who served during Vietnam with the 3rd Battalion of the 1st Marine Division on the USS Valley Forge; and at the far right is Jim Gardner, co-producer, music supervisor and archivist for the Donut Dollies Documentary.
We were honored to have Mary, Kitty, Mavis and Tom join us and share their stories with the audience. We hope to have a portion of their Q&A posted in the next week.
P.S. – If you were in the audience and filmed the event, please message us to share your footage.