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A Piece of my heart : the stories of 26 American women who served in Vietnam / [told to] Keith Walker ; foreword by Martha Raye.

Contributor(s): Walker, Keith, 1934-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Novato, CA : Presidio Press, 1986, c1985Description: x, 350 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports., map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0891412417; 9780891412410.Subject(s): Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Women -- Interviews | Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, American | Women -- Vietnam -- Interviews | Women -- United States -- InterviewsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Piece of my heart.DDC classification: 959.704/38 Other classification: RR 55983 Summary: "The stories of twenty-six American women who went to war--twenty-six out of the 15,000 nurses, WACs, USO and Red Cross workers, entertainers, and civilian volunteers who served in Vietnam."
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DS559.8.W6 P54 1986 (Browse shelf) Available 0000100026020

"The stories of twenty-six American women who went to war--twenty-six out of the 15,000 nurses, WACs, USO and Red Cross workers, entertainers, and civilian volunteers who served in Vietnam."

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Post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD, is a term that appears often in this collection of interviews of women who served for one agency or another in Vietnam. Other terms recur, too: DEROS, hooches, IVs, the ``Pandora's Box'' that some of the women fear will be opened if they recall all they went through. Walker estimates that more than 15,000 women served in Vietnam, the majority of them military nurses and volunteers for the Red Cross, the USO, etc. The lesson from their words is that even the most casual contact with war has a devastating effect. There have been many oral histories of the war; some are more poignant, most certainly more graphically sanguinary, but none is more informative or evocative of the era. For women's studies, medical, and Vietnam War collections. Mel D. Lane, Sacramento, Cal. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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