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Terry Farish

Terry Farish was attending the Texas Women’s University when she decided to sign up for the Red Cross’s Club Mobile Program, otherwise known as the “Donut Dollies.” Watching many of her male friends go to war, Farish felt a responsibility to go to Vietnam and support her friends. 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. Farish recounts the strangeness of her job (cheering up young men who just watched their best friends die), her PTSD of her involvement in such a divisive war, and the ways she continues to cope with the war today. 

Conversation with Terry Farish
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