Vietnam Women Veterans
Stories from Vietnam Women Veterans Living in the East Valley as told by CGCC Students in partnership with Chandler Museum's Public History Program
Is there anything else that you would like to add that we haven't covered?
 

Narrator: Linda Fulkerson
Interviewer: Jessica Ethington



JE: Is there anything else you would like to add that we have not covered in this interview?
LF:  I think the military, whether during the war or peacetime, is a
marvelous opportunity for any young woman to grow and learn about herself, and
what she is capable of achieving.

Narrator: Judith Mente
Interviewer: Kyle Schneider

 
JM: I was going tell you an exciting thing that happened, when, well it wasn't exciting. When Kennedy was killed, but the base I was at,  Eglin, was a [...] proving ground, and they had a TAC unit, Tactical Air Command, and they had a Strategic Air Command, which I think today are combined. The B-52 was a fairly new aircraft, and they just put numerous B-52's in  the air in a matter of minutes, and it was just incredible to see. I mean it's one of those things you can't really believe you're looking at.

Narrator: Shirley Vega
Interviewer: Delia Gallegos


DG: Is there anything you would like to add?
SV: I enjoyed the time I served and yet it wasn't easy, but it was a time of many experiences and adventures I would never have had if I had not chosen that path.

Photos courtesy of the families.

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Linda Fulkerson October 2005

Shirley Vega