The Donut Dollies win Best Documentary Feature award

We are so excited to announce that last night our film, The Donut Dollies, won Best Documentary Feature at the GI Film Festival San Diego! We thank the women and veterans that served in Korea and Vietnam, especially those who shared their stories and archival materials with us, all of the donors who have supported us over the last five years, the songwriters and musicians who shared their music with us, and all of the people who generously provided advice, guidance and support to bring our project to fruition.

We look forward to sharing our film at more film festivals and screenings around the country, and via DVD and streaming as soon as possible.

Red Cross Donut Dollies Mary Blanchard Bowe (L) and Dorset Hoogland Anderson (R) with the Best Documentary Feature award for our film The Donut Dollies at the 2019 GI Film Festival San Diego

9 Comments

  1. Paul Coomber said:

    Congratulations to all involved, glad to see everyone’s hard work paid off and great to see the Dollies getting the recognition they deserve.

    September 29, 2019
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  2. Ramon Rafael Roaro Jasso said:

    The Donut Dollies are the BEST !

    September 29, 2019
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  3. Lou Breen Rundle said:

    Congratulations to all! I can’t wait to see the entire film!

    September 29, 2019
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  4. Maggie Dutilly said:

    To Jim, Norm and the Documentary Team,
    CONGRATS on getting the award!!
    WE knew you were doing an excellent job… so glad you got this recognition!

    September 29, 2019
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    • Faith Murray, Vietnam-era Navy Nurse said:

      Didn’t hurt to have my little sister, Maggie Dutilly “star” in the show with her donation of epic film she shared with the Donut Dollie’s Project. We/our sister Katy and I were blessed to be able attend this first showing of a very important documentary. It gives people an aspect of the Vietnam War and the part these brave young women contributed. Red Cross volunteers who ministered to the troops in Vietnam. Thanks to all the Donut Dollies for your service!

      September 29, 2019
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  5. Stephen King said:

    I used to drive the DonutDollies from Qui Nhon to Phu Cat AFB. Count me in for the DVD!

    September 30, 2019
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  6. Ronnie (Run 1 Driver) Dutilly said:

    I used to drive the Donut Dollies in Danang…and ended up marrying one of them!
    Still driving a Donut Dollie 48 years later!!

    October 1, 2019
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    • Faith Murray said:

      And I loved “Ronnie” Dutilly’s  comment…can’t help laughing that we actually  “allowed”  our Marj to rent with “VeRONica in your apartment near CLU campus in Thousand Oaks.  , Faif

      October 1, 2019
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  7. Don Wicks said:

    My experiences with Donut Dollies started in Korea in 1959. I was 19 years old and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division, 2/12 Cavalry in the “Blue Lancer Valley” near the DMZ. The Donut Dollies would come to our Camp and we would meet in the Mess Hall. We would have coffee, pastries and we would play some games to take our mind off Korea and think of home, especially young guys, first time overseas and a undesirable tour.

    Next time was in 1968 in Vietnam. I had been wounded and was “Dusted Off” to a Field Hospital near Lai Khê. The Donut Dollies visited me while in the hospital and talked about home. She also wrote a letter/note to my Mother that I was going to be OK.

    Then the next time I had an experience with a Donut Dollie was in the Columbia Basin, Southeastern Washington State. I have Volunteered with the Red Cross for many years and I have a co-worker who is outstanding, doing things for our Servicemen and women and our Veterans. She works along with me as “Service to Armed Forces”. Donut Dollies special ladies in the Red Cross. This outstanding lady and my friend, Dixie Ferguson. Thank all of you Donut Dollies that are out there, thank you for your unselfish service.

    January 17, 2020
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