We volunteered to go to war
–took games to the troops to make them smile
and were all the world like the girl next door
with a touch of home for a little while.
From “Where Can I Find Them?” by J. Holley Watts
We have all heard about the Vietnam War. Some have lived through it and some, like me, have only seen it in films like Apocalypse Now and Platoon. We are familiar with the voices of the men who bravely served, but what about the women? I had the unique opportunity to talk with and listen to the stories of American women who served alongside their countrymen in a war far from home.