It is a throwback in time, the secrets of some women in the military during the Vietnam era. We gathered in Washington, D. We came together to remember, share our stories, and be thankful for our lives. We stood shoulder to shoulder on a cold November night to remember those no longer with us as their names were read. We were grateful for those men and women we worked with.
Study: High rate of PTSD among female Vietnam War vets - News - Stripes
Women who served in Vietnam suffer significant rates of post-traumatic stress disorder decades after the war, partly because of the pervasive sexual harassment and discrimination they faced, according to a new JAMA study. Female Vietnam War veterans suffer significant rates of post-traumatic stress disorder decades after the war, partly because of the sexual harassment and discrimination they faced while attending to the wounded and dying, according to a new study. Most of these women were nurses. Nearly 16 percent currently suffered from the disorder at the time of the study. By contrast, among military women of the era who remained in the United States, 14 percent had experienced PTSD, with 9 percent still suffering from it. Women who served near Vietnam — for example, in Thailand or the Philippines — had the lowest rates of the disorder:
During the Vietnam War , nearly 11, Vietnamese women and over 5, American women served in Vietnam itself. While the vast majorities of casualties, soldiers in war are statistically men, it is imperative that we acknowledge the experiences and efforts of the women involved in combat. Female civilians are the most discriminated against; they are a population who are simply considered bystanders , immune to the worst horrors of war, yet they are often the ones who have to pick up the pieces. Today there is relatively little data about female Vietnam War veterans. For the Viet Cong women, they usually worked as truck drivers or were sent across the border to smuggle goods and equipment.
Victims of atrocities carried out by South Korean soldiers still pursuing reparations decades later. The shy, five-year-old boy survived the bloody curtain call of the Vietnam War and was optimistic about a future free from military might and chemical warfare. So, it was with bewilderment he was suddenly jolted from his happy daydreams by a sharp kick from a victorious Communist soldier. For many Vietnamese , 30 April marked a joyous day after 20 years of death and destruction at the hands of both indigenous and foreign fighters.