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By Joann Puffer Kotcher

Donut Dolly places you within the Vietnam warfare face down within the dust below a sniper assault, within a helicopter being struck via lightning, at dinner subsequent to a commanding basic, and slogging during the dust alongside a line of foxholes. you notice the struggle throughout the eyes of 1 of the 1st ladies formally allowed within the wrestle area. while Joann Puffer Kotcher left for Vietnam in 1966, she was once clean out of the college of Michigan with a yr of educating, and a yr as an American purple move Donut Dolly in Korea. All she sought after was once to move somewhere fascinating. In Vietnam, she visited troops from the significant Highlands to the Mekong Delta, from the South China Sea to the Cambodian border. At 4 accountability stations, she organize sport facilities and made cellular visits at any place commanders asked. That integrated detailed Forces groups in distant wrestle region jungles. She introduced reminders of domestic, suggestions of a sister or the lady round the corner. officials requested her to take dangers simply because they believed her visits to front traces have been vital to the boys. each Vietnam veteran who meets her thinks of her as a brother-at-arms. Donut Dolly is Kotcher’s own view of the conflict, recorded in a magazine saved in the course of her travel, daily as she skilled it. it's a trustworthy illustration of the twists and turns of the turbulent, debatable time. whereas in Vietnam, Kotcher was kidnapped; dodged an ambush within the Delta; talked with a real warfare hero in a health facility who had charged a computer gun; and had a talk with a prostitute. an extraordinary account of an American purple go volunteer in Vietnam, Donut Dolly will entice these attracted to the Vietnam conflict, to people who have curiosity within the army, and to ladies desiring to transcend the ordinary.

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