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Mom and M1: An Khe, 1969

Mom and M1: An Khe, 1969

My mother in Vietnam, 1969. Her hospital was on alert for one reason or another, and she decided to have a picture taken with a soldier's M1 carbine. As a nurse, she of course didn't have her own personal weapon. View full size.

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An Khe 1969

I served with the 1st Cav (AM) and was stationed in An Khe Feb 1969 - May 1969. I remember one night when the VC were inside the perimeter and tossing "satchel charges" in the base hospital and MP areas. Don't remember much else about An Khe. I moved to Bien Hoa in June and came back home in February, 1970.

God Bless Her

and all Vietnam vets who won all the battles fighting the good fight.

We were so young

This photo of your mother is powerful. It penetrates 40 years of life and memories and what might have been. Your mom was a year or two older than me in 1969, after all, she graduated nursing school, but we had the look of babies.

Did this all really happen?
Did we really go to that place?
And now when I buy shirts
I find little tags telling me
Made in Vietnam
and sometimes I cry.

A brave gal

Yhere were plenty of women that served in Vietnam, in capacities such as this nurse. They put themselves in danger too, some of them were killed over there.

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