The Latest Recommendation from Lee’s Bookshelf – “Healing Wounds: A Vietnam War Combat Nurse’s 10-Year Fight to Win Women a Place of Honor in Washington, D.C.” by Diane Carlson Evans and Bob Welch
Here is Lee’s review in his own words – “When I started reading Diane’s story in Healing Wounds, I couldn’t put it down. Though I flew many combat missions in Vietnam, we fighter pilots did not experience the sufferings that come with the first-hand destruction of human flesh. But the medical corps and especially the nurses endured that suffering 24/7, saving lives and providing aid and comfort. Now take that a step further–what must it have like for 22-year-old women to be in the combat zone supporting an all-male force of warriors.
‘Healing Wounds’ takes you into that world in a powerful way. You can almost hear the mortars hitting hootches and the resultant screams– and smell the odor of burned flesh. She and her co-author Bob Welch have written a classic that not only presents the role of women in the Vietnam War, but shares the pain they brought home and the shame that was poured out on them by American citizens when they returned. Diane, the warrior, knew that something had to be done to honor the service of the courageous women who served in Vietnam. It took ten years to get the Vietnam Women’s Memorial on the National Mall in DC; and that story provides detailed insights into what great leadership and teamwork looks like.”
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