Upon leaving Tuy Hoa, Bob Johnston, the owner of Bob’s Cafe American, asked Red Cross Donut Dollies Dorset (Hoogland) Anderson and Mary (Blanchard) Bowe to sign the wall in his main dining room. Below you can see each message our Dollies left for posterity.
Click photos for closer view – Photo 1 credited to Angeline Herron and photos 2 & 3 credited to the Donut Dollies Documentary Team
During their visit to Tuy Hoa, Red Cross Donut Dollies Dorset and Mary took in some beautiful sights. The first photo shows a gorgeous coastline view and the second showing the woven bamboo basket boats on the beach. Dorset and Mary had a pleasant surprise when Donut Dollie Wanda Huisman (Cam Ranh 1971-72) made the trip from Nha Trang to Tuy Hoa to meet them. The third photo captures the moment when Dorset and Mary met Wanda, and although their paths never crossed in Vietnam, they were clearly connected by their service as Red Cross Donut Dollies.
Photo 1 credited to the Donut Dollies Documentary Team and photos 2 & 3 credited to Angeline Herron
One evening while in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam, Red Cross Donut Dollies Dorset and Mary enjoyed some time with the local children at the oceanside bumper car park. The third photo shows Dorset and Mary, in their vintage Donut Dollies uniforms, at Bob’s Cafe American in Tuy Hoa with a plate of fresh made brownies thanks to the Cafe’s owner and Vietnam Veteran, Bob Johnston. The last photo captures a moment of a Donut Dollie friendship that has spanned the decades.
Photos 1 & 2 credited to Angeline Herron, photos 3 & 4 credited to the Donut Dollies Documentary Team