“Unfortunately, we got a reputation for being in Vietnam only for the officers. Some of that stemmed…”

“Unfortunately, we got a reputation for being in Vietnam only for the officers. Some of that stemmed from the fact that the Red Cross rules said we were only supposed to date officers. And sometimes we wanted to eat with the enlisted men and the officers insisted that we eat with them. We struggled with that because we really felt we were there to be with the enlisted men. It was a fine line we had to negotiate, but I know several Donut Dollies who married enlisted men they met in Vietnam.”

Nancy Smoyer, Donut Dollie. Excerpt taken from Patriots: The Vietnam War Remembered by All Sides by Christian G. Appy. (via vietnamwarera)