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You will find a thoughtful, serious, friendly discussion of women's service in Vietnam in various civilian and military capacities. Most of the participants are women who were there.

This should not be confused with my newsletter.

The following is used with permission and will give you a taste of ICW

" . . .women serving in different capacities had little contact with one another, even if they lived in fairly close quarters.  With what you know now, do you think that would still be the case, if you were back there, with the advantage of what you know now?"

"I like to think I would have done things differently. There might not have been enough time or energy, but I like to think that when I saw a nurse in the bathroom as we brushed our teeth, I'd have smiled at her and asked how she was doing. I might even have asked about a patient I'd visited in the hospital or how she'd done when the C130 crashed on the airstrip. I like to think that had Grace or Joan and any others been there, I'd have seen the love and beauty in their tired faces and felt empathy instead of just getting on with my day.

I like to think that when the nurse in the NSA hospital asked me to talk with the badly burned blinded man that she recognized that I had something to offer him which she felt unable to provide at that moment. I like to think that when she saw me tear up, she didn't think I was too naive for this job but rather that we had a hard time coping too.

I think it would be very different for all of us--well, maybe not very different, but we'd have felt some of the understanding and caring which we feel for each other now.

DD, 67-68"

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We speak our own language on-line.  This list of acronyms will help clue you in.

ARC American Red Cross

DD Donut Dollie

RC Red Cross

ANC Army Nurse Corps

ASC Army Service Clubs

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<G> Grin

<BSG> Big Silly Grin

<BSEG> Big Sh*t Eating Grin

<LOL> Laughing Out Loud

<ROFL> Rolling on the floor laughing

<GDR> Grinning, Ducking and Running

<IMO> In My Opinion

<IMHO> In My Humble Opinion

<OTOH> On The Other Hand

<TTFN> "Ta Ta For Now"

<CRS> Can't Remember Sh*t

<CRAFT> Can't Remember a F*ck*ng Thing

<DDP> Diet Dr. Pepper

<BTW> By The Way

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<IOW> In Other Words

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My Vietnam Related Websites:
Women in Vietnam ~ Read about ALL the women who served . . .
The Irish on the Wall ~ An effort to locate the Irish who died in Vietnam
Tim O'Brien's Home Page ~ National Book Award Winner and Americal Vet
Emily's Poetry ~ By a Red Cross Donut Dolly
Shrapnel in the Heart ~ The most moving book you will read on Vietnam
All About Vietnam    ~ An annotated bibliography of books about Vietnam for sale thru Amazon Worldwide!
Battle Dressing ~
Project Hearts and Minds ~ Help put Viet Nam back together
Photos from a Holts' Military History Tour ~ My trip to Vietnam, February 1998

My Other Websites:
Maybe Later . . . ~ My Creative Nonfiction
Irish in Korea ~ Irish men and women who gave their lives in the Korean War
Literature of the Korean War ~ Don't let the literature be forgotten
Samuel Pepys ~ One of my favorite authors
Chicago Theatre Z - A ~ This is the best theater town in the country!
Soccer Literature ~ I'm a fan and I read
O'Leary Lantern ~ Fire! Fire! Fire!
Gil Thorp ~ THE Coach (apologies to The General!)
Poetry of the First World War ~ Owen, Hardy and others
Chi-COW-go ~ Cowz plus Commentary (this used to be a cow town)
Graham Fulton, Scottish Poet ~ Charles Manson Auditions for the Monkees

Other Important Websites:
The Truth About Caroline ~ a  really good Young Adult book by my niece, Stacey M. Lane Grosh
Remember Oklahoma City ~  The Civil Service and Military will NEVER forget!
Milton L. Olive III ~ Posthumous Medal of Honor Recipient

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