Vietnam: In Their Own Words
Story Telling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial
Monday, May 29, 2006
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9:30 a.m.
Robert Perry, Vietnam Era Veteran, Singer and Songwriter
10:00 a.m.

Captain Laureen Otto, U.S. Army – Iraq – 2004-2005
Member, Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation Board

Diane Carlson Evans, U.S. Army –Vietnam 1968-69
Founder and President of the Board, Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation

Edie McCoy Meeks, U.S. Army – Vietnam, 1968-1969
Member, Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation Board

10:30 a.m.
Noreen Doloughty, Daughter of James C. Doloughty – U.S. Army – Vietnam 1969, Killed in action July, 1969
11:00 a.m.

Allen Hoe, U.S. Army – Vietnam 1967-1968
Member, Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation Board

11:30 a.m. Karen Spears Zacharias, Daughter of David Paul Spears –Vietnam 1966 Killed in Action, July 24, 1966
Author of Hero Mama Member, Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation Board
12-2 p.m. Ceremony at The Wall
2:00 p.m. Kammy McCleery, American Red Cross – Vietnam 1967-68
2:30 p.m.

Major Kate Carr, U.S. Army – Iraq 2003

Captain Theresa Vernoski, U.S. Air Force – NATO Peace Keeping Missionin Kosovo, 2001

3:00 p.m. Colonel John S. Murray, U.S. Air Force – Director of the National Capital Area BRAC Integration for the 79th Medical Wing, Consultant to the Surgeon General for Pediatrics and Clinical Research. Helping Children Cope with Separation During War
3:30 p.m. Holley Watts, American Red Cross – Vietnam 1966-67
Author of Who Knew? Reflections on Vietnam

Vietnam: In Their Own Words, Story Telling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial is an educational program presented by the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation. Today we combine the stories of those who served during the Vietnam era with the stories of those individuals serving in today’s armed conflicts. The lessons learned in the past of bravery, the desire for peace, courage, and sacrifice are being relearned every day.

The Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring women who served during the Vietnam era. For additional information on the Memorial or its products and projects including other educational programs, Sister Search, or research on women who served during the Vietnam era, you are invited to visit the Foundation’s Web site at Donations to the Foundation which support these and other programs are always appreciated. For additional information on how to contribute, please consult our Web site and/or call the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation at 1-866-822-VWMF (8963).

If you or someone you care for finds that they need help coping with the aftermath of Vietnam, you are invited to call the Veterans’ Administration who will work to assist you, including connecting you to the counseling services offered by Vet Centers located throughout the United States. Please call the VA at 1-800-827-1000.

If you would like to participate in the Veterans Day Story Telling for November 11, 2006, please contact Dr. Marsha A. Guenzler-Stevens, Chair of the Education Committee, Vietnam Women’s Memorial Project Foundation, at 301-314-8505 or via e-mail at You may also contact the Foundation’s Board of Directors Founder and President, Ms. Diane Carlson Evans via e-mail at