Here’s an interview from the Library of Congress Veteran’s History Project: Stories of courage: Rhona Marie Knox Prescott. There’s audio available, too, if you click around a bit. It’s the interesting story of what one Army nurse experienced in Vietnam, and some of the problems she had to deal with after coming home.
Facts and figures can only communicate so much. It takes a human observer, a human voice, to communicate some truths. And we need to understand this truth, so we can do our part to help those suffering through the war in Iraq when they come home.
We’ve already repeated some of the mistakes of Vietnam with this war. We don’t need to repeat all of them.