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Peggy Kelly

Peggy Kelly attended every peace and anti-war march she could while in college. A history and political science major, Kelly understood the complex history of Vietnam and the war the United States was waging unfairly. However, Kelly longed for adventure, so she joined the American Red Cross. When she received orders to go to Vietnam, she was ready both for the experience of a lifetime and to help the enlisted soldiers caught in a terrible place. As a Donut Dollie, Kelly flew on helicopters, meeting men on firebases and in heavy combat, and provided some comedic relief and a touch of home. Kelly reflects on interacting with the men, forming deep relationships with the other women, and her long career as a Red Cross volunteer.

Conversation with Peggy Kelly
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