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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How did Vietnamese women contribute in the Vietnam War? Nurses made up the majority of the Vietnamese women in the VietnamWar. Most were volunteers whose ages ranged from early 20's to women in the40's. Members in the Navy Corps alsoplayed an important role in the war. At the end of the war, 5 nurses were awa-rded the Purple Heart award for their bravery and role in the war. Role and Importanceof Women Women created maps and pictures showing placesthey fought and places theysurvived and places they died. Women also played an importantrole in/along the Ho Chi Minh Trail. The women were living out ofan ancient saying: "When warcomes, even women have tofight." Most of these womenwere the wives, mothers,daughters, and sisters ofmen that were recruited intothe military service. From 1967 to 1973, a totalof 28 enlisted marine womenand eight officers served inthe Vietnam War at varioustimes. Important Women in the War Nguyen Thi Dinh was a veryimportant person in the Vietnam War. She fought asa teen and also got put intojail from 1940-1943. Nguyen Nyoc Tuan was amilitia woman during thewar. She also made manypostwar paintings and hadmemoirs. Nguyen Thi Duc was an actress/director and filmmaker. Her films dealt withHanoi youth and war-relatedservices and/or women'sissues. Captain Mary Theresa Klinkerwas a flight nurse on the USAir Force C-5A Galaxy thatcrashed April 1975. Training "We were given compasses and had to go out and find our way back! Wenever had so much fun, we got losttwelve times- it didnt matter (Walter 95)"- M. Carlson Women also got field training and learned how to fire a M-16. Despite this, they werenot allowed to fire them. Marching and findingwas also another main part of their training. Women were given mock set-upsof battlefield casualties before going to war and prepared them for the real war and its casualties.
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