Accession Number : ADA195028

Title :   Echoes from the Past - Lessons for the Future: A Vietnam Oral History.

Descriptive Note : Study project,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Richie, Sharon I

PDF Url : ADA195028

Report Date : 30 Mar 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : In interviews sometimes humorous sometimes painful, seven active duty Army nurses shared his or her most vivid memories, demanding experiences, and coping strategies of their year in Vietnam. Much has been written about the war itself and the problems of some with post-traumatic stress syndrome. But, few have heard the voices of those who served and then stayed on for a successful military career. This paper provides an overview of a one year tour in Vietnam. Starting with when they first knew they were going to Vietnam through their homecoming and after effects, topics include: preparation; in country; relationships; hootches, huts, and home; incoming rounds; incoming casualties; relief; expectants; goodbyes; and closure. Direct quotes from the nurses interviewed, describe the demanding situations incurred and the sustainment skills used.

Descriptors :   *NURSES, *VIETNAM, ACTIVE DUTY, ARMY, CAREERS, CASUALTIES, HISTORY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, WARFARE

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE