Video: 4 Women Vietnam Veterans' Triumphs & Tears

The necessities of war changed the way women serve. Here are their stories.

posted on November 11, 2020

Video by United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration

"Winston Churchill once said that there is nothing more exhilarating in life than to be shot at and missed. And that's what happened to me."

It's only been seven years since the U.S. military officially lifted their ban on women in combat, but the fact of the matter is that women have fought for America ever since there was an America. From Molly Pitcher, to Nancy Morgan Hart, to Julie Golob of today, women have always needed to drop their plowshares and pick up swords to protect our country. 

So it was that by the time America entered the Vietnam War, although women weren't "officially" meant to be fighting on the front lines, they frequently saw combat in the line of duty. In this video, four women veterans of the conflict in Vietnam describe what that was like for them...the challenges, triumphs, tragedies and tears.

Join us in saluting all of America's veterans today, especially including those who broke down barriers to help secure America's security for generations to come.

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