For those around the country who were not able to watch the live interview on WWLP’s Mass Appeal show, we’re sharing the link with you to watch it. Mass Appeal co-host Patrick Berry interviewed Donut Dollie Dorset Anderson (in her Donut Dollie uniform) and her son, Norm Anderson, the director of the Donut Dollies Documentary.
Some of the topics they spoke about include: why Dorset decided to join the Red Cross SRAO program; how her best friend, Mary Blanchard Bowe were in the same training class, but were sent to different bases during the year they served; what the Donut Dollies did when they went to visit the men; why Norm decided to make this film about his mother and the Donut Dollie’s story; and how the name Donut Dollies came to be.
We’re glad to be able to share this interview with you and ask that you share it with family, friends and veterans to help spread the Donut Dollie’s story.
Norm, Jess and Jim
I was a Donut Dolly in Vietnam in 1969-70.
Love the fact that someone desired to capture this history of the war.. Very few women had the opportunity to serve in such a role.