|Paperback: 216 pages
Publisher: Shifting Sands (February 22, 2012)
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The Vietnam War, we hear all about the soldiers, the battles, and the politics. One area though, we hear little about and that’s about the combat nurses. From 1964 to 1975 there were only 7500 women to serve in Vietnam. This memoir is the story of some of those women. We follow along from one receiving their first orders, through all the daily life and perils, to the end when they finally get to go home. But it’s not one woman’s story, but the stories of many women.
I loved this book. For the first time, I was able to see every step of the process for a soldier going through the war. In the process I learned a lot about the Vietnam War, the military, and the nursing program. The author did a great job in compiling all the anecdotes and putting it all together into a cohesive timeframe. The prose flowed very easy, and I found it very easy to read and understand what was going on. Overall a terrific memoir on a seldom noticed faction of the Vietnam War.
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