American Women Who Volunteered To Serve During The Vietnam War Through The Red Cross
"Donut Dollies" at An Khe 1st Platoon 1968. This is the story of a group of amazing American women who volunteered to serve during the Vietnam War through the Red Cross as part of a program called Supplemental Recreation Activities Overseas (SRAO), better known by our brave military men as “The Donut Dollies.” Armed with nothing but cookies and home-made entertainment programs, the Donut Dollies risked their lives every day as they tried to fulfill their mission and cheer up the US troops. Despite their service and sacrifice, their stories and contributions in Vietnam have gone largely unnoticed and unappreciated. Photo by Bill Moore, Company B, 1/7 Cavalry
Commandant Janice Webb (far right), Australian Red Cross, with Walking Wounded
Commandant Janice Webb (far right), Australian Red Cross, with walking wounded at 8 Field Ambulance, Vung Tau, during 1967. The men were going to the airstrip to board a RAAF C130E Hercules flight bound for 4 RAAF Hospital at Butterworth, Malaysia. Red Cross personnel provided valuable support to the sick and wounded men. They wrote letters, distributed comfort items and ran errands for them.