I served at Clark AB, Philippines, from 1971-1973. We were a teritary care center, taking care of the kids who came in from Nam. It was my first nursing job.
I never talked about it until years later when I met a man who had come thru at the same time. He took my hand and said "Thank you for being my nurse." I told him "I probably wasn't your nurse." He took a deep breath and said, "That's OK, I never got to thank any of them."
We healed together. China Beach truly touched our souls and we would talk on the phone after every episode, and laugh and cry.
We were there, we did what we could....
There is a marvelous play called A Piece of My Heart (I dont know the author, but I've seen it on Amazon
).... its about the women who served, the nurses, the Red Cross workers, the enlisted, the officers. I can't get to Act 2 without dissolving!