Linda Goettment Bryant

Linda Goettman Bryant was a senior at the University of Mississippi when she came across a Red Cross recruiting station. Half of Bryan’ts male friends at Ole Miss were getting ready to go to Vietnam, and as Bryant was a sociology major, she was optimistic about signing up to be a Donut Dollie. The Donut Dollies had to be college educated and were helicoptered throughout Vietnam to various firebases, landing zones, and areas with heavy combat to boost soldiers’ morale. As Bryant says, “The Red Cross recruited women with degrees because of their intelligence and commitment to themselves.” Stationed in three different places and constantly flying throughout Vietnam, Bryant witnessed nearly the entire war, and tells her thorough account of the war. 

Linda just after receiving the Vietnam Service Ribbon on her last day in Vietnam
Linda just after receiving the Vietnam Service Ribbon on her last day in Vietnam

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"Paula on left. First time we rookie classmates went out together. Landing Zone Young, 1/52 out of C
"Paula on left. First time we rookie classmates went out together. Landing Zone Young, 1/52 out of C

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"One of my favorite redheads" -Linda
"One of my favorite redheads" -Linda

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Linda just after receiving the Vietnam Service Ribbon on her last day in Vietnam
Linda just after receiving the Vietnam Service Ribbon on her last day in Vietnam

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