Military Women in Vietnam
Our Women Are Heros Too

Nearly A Quarter Of A Million Women Between 1963 And 1975
Wore The Military Uniforms Of The United States
Well Over 10,000 Women Served In The Country Of Vietnam Itself
Most Were Part Of The U.S. Army Nurse Corps
Most Were Young
Few Realized The Change That Their Lives Were About To Undergo

Women In Vietnam

American Women Who Died in the Vietnam War


US Army

2nd Lt. Carol Ann Elizabeth Drazba
2nd Lt. Elizabeth Ann Jones
Died In A Helicopter Crash Near Saigon, February 18, 1966

Capt. Eleanor Grace Alexander
1st Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowski
Died In A Plane Crash
Returning To Their Duty Stations At Qui Nhon From Hospital Duty In Pleiku
November 30, 1967

2nd Lt. Pamela Dorothy Donovan
Lt. Donovan, From Allston, MA, Became Seriously Ill
Died On July 8, 1968
She Was Assigned To the 85th Evac In Qui Nhon
She Was 26 Years Old

1st. Lt. Sharon Ann Lane
Died From Shrapnel Wounds Suffered During A Rocket Attack
On The 312th Evac Hospital In Chu Lai, June 8, 1969

Lt. Col. Annie Ruth Graham, Chief Nurse at 91st Evac. Hospital, Tuy Hoa
Died 4 Days After Suffering A Stroke On August, 1968

US Air Force

Capt. Mary Therese Klinker
Died In The Operation Babylift Plane Crash, April 4, 1975


American Red Cross

Hannah E. Crews
Died In A Jeep Accident, Bien Hoa, October 2,1969

Virginia E. Kirsch
Murdered By US Soldier In Cu Chi, August 16, 1970

Lucinda J. Richter
Died Of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Cam Ranh Bay, February 9, 1971

Army Special Services

Rosalyn Muskat
Died In A Jeep Accident, Long Binh, 1968

Dorothy Phillips
Died In A Plane Crash, Qui Nhon, 1967

Catholic Relief Services

Gloria Redlin
Shot To Death In Pleiku, l969

Central Intelligence Agency

Barbara Robbins
Died When A Bomb Exploded In Front Of The American Embassy
Saigon March 30, 1965

Betty Gebhardt
Died in Saigon, 1971

United States Agency for International Development

Marilyn L. Allen
Murdered By A US Soldier In Nha Trang, August 16, 1967

Dr. Breen Ratterman
Died In A Fall From A Balcony In Saigon, October 2, 1969

United States Department of the Navy OICC
Officer In Charge Of Construction

Regina "Reggie" Williams
Died Of A Heart Attack in Saigon, 1964


Georgette "Dickey" Chappelle
Killed By A Mine On Patrol With Marines Outside Chu Lai
November 4, 1965

Phillipa Schuyler
Killed In A Firefight, Da Nang, May 9, 1966


Carolyn Griswald
Ruth Thompson
Ruth Wilting
All 3 Killed In A Raid On Leprosarium In Ban Me Thuot
During Tet February 1, 1968

Betty Ann Olsen
Captured During A Raid On Leprosarium In Ban Me Thuot During Tet 68
Died In 1968
Buried Somewhere Along Ho Chi Minh Trail By Fellow POW, Michael Benge
Remains Not Recovered

Eleanor Ardel Vietti
Captured At Leprosarium In Ban Me Thuot, May 30, 1962
Still Listed As A POW

Janie A. Makil
Shot To Death In An Ambush, Dalat, March 4, 1963
Janie Was 5 Months Old

Evelyn Anderson
Beatrice Kosin
Both Captured And Burned To Death In Kengkok, Laos, 1972
Remains Recovered And Returned To The US

Operation Babylift

The Following Women Were Killed In A Crash Outside Saigon, Of A C5-A Galaxy
They Were Transporting Vietnamese Children Out Of The Country On April 4, 1975
At The Time Of Their Deaths
All Of The Women Were Working For Various US Government Agencies In Saigon
With The Exception Of Theresa Drye, A Child And Laurie Stark, A Teacher
Sharon Wesley Had Previously Worked For The American Red Cross
She Also Worked For The Army Special Service
She Chose To Stay On In Vietnam After The Pullout Of US Military Forces In 1973

Barbara Adams
Clara Bayot
Nova Bell
Arleta Bertwell
Helen Blackburn
Ann Bottorff
Celeste Brown
Vivienne Clark
Juanita Creel
Mary Ann Crouch
Dorothy Curtiss
Twila Donelson
Helen Drye
Theresa Drye
Mary Lyn Eichen
Elizabeth Fugino
Ruthanne Gasper
Beverly Herbert
Penelope Hindman
Vera Hollibaugh
Dorothy Howard
Barbara Maier
Rebecca Martin
Sara Martini
Martha Middlebrook
Katherine Moore
Marta Moschkin
Marion Polgrean
June Poulton
Joan Pray
Sayonna Randall
Anne Reynolds
Marjorie Snow
Laurie Stark
Barbara Stout
Doris Jean Watkins
Sharon Wesley

59 Civilians 8 Military 67 total

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