American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam (PDF)


  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam
  • Winnie Smith
  • English
  • 08 February 2020
  • 9780688111885

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Free download ✓ American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Daughter Gone to War is the extraordinary story of how she was transformed from a romantic young nurse into a thoughtf. A story of a U S Army nurse and her experiences during her one year in Vietnam treating some of the most seriously wounded soldiers It also deals with her battle with PTSD for many years after she returns Some of the details of wounded soldiers can be gruesome Sarah of the Moon most seriously wounded soldiers It also deals with her battle with PTSD for Reluctant Heroes many years after she returns Some of the details of wounded soldiers can be gruesome

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Free download ✓ American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ul battle scarred adult It is a mirror for how our country dealt with the shattering experience and aftermath of the wa. When was the last time you euthanized somebody I have a short attention span so it s not unusual for me to not finish magazine articles trade journal publications or even newspaper articles Once in a while I ll buy a book that sounds interesting then ironically I may not even attempt to read it It just collects dust for years Once every couple of years I ll make an attempt at a book get half way through then set it aside This book however I heard Winnie Smith on the radio while on book tour back in 92 or 93 Not only was I drawn to the book sought it out and read it cover to cover I read it 2 times in the next 3 4 years I ve kept this book and once in a blue moon will pick it up again to read a few pages at random It just speaks to meIt s doubtful it could ever be on the short list for a literary award or be critically acclaimed but the story it tells is amazing The first half or 23 of the book takes place in Vietnam over a short period of a year or two The remainder of the book spans the following 20 years and portrays her own mental health recovery She begins her military tour idealistic then things become surprising shocking raw gritty horrific depressing morbid numb angry bitter then cynical Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for the small part of me that has not become emotionally dead has been numbed with alcohol Picture the movie MASH stripped of most of the humor Combine that with the D Day opening scene of Saving Private Ryan in particularly the part where Tom Hanks is dragging a soldier to safety only to discover it s only 12 of a bodyUpon returning home she is obviously suffering from what we now call PTSD The road to recovery is long and slow and may never end Adjusting is difficult Relating to anyone is difficult including other veterans Her father who had lost his leg in WWII can not even understand what she is going through for a surprising reason It s a story of courage pain and survival

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Free download ✓ American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam Ê PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Winnie Smith was a 21 year old student nurse when she joined the Army to see the world and was sent to Vietnam American. I had a hard time connecting with Winnie She s angry bitter at the world before she even gets to Vietnam due to her relationship or lack thereof wither her overly critical and mostly absent mother There is an emotional disconnect that definitely comes across throughout the book and her lack of empathy about anything is hard to take sometimes I m sure it s her defense mechanism along with lots of drugs alcohol and sex to help her cope with her childhood then the horrors of war but it also makes her hard to like I also feel that she never really heals from the war she just finally finds a way to effectively shut it outNot as good as Linda Devanter s Home Before Morning which I d recommend reading over this but still an interesting story albeit slow at times


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    Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Winnie Smith American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam (PDF) Winnie Smith ✓ 2 Characters This memoir recounts an Army nurse's experience in Vietnam Predominantly memories of hospital activities and escapades with infantry officers and helicopter pilots in country it is a fast paced read Her thoughts and portions

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    Winnie Smith ✓ 2 Characters Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Winnie Smith American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam (PDF) I had a hard time connecting with Winnie She's angry bitter at the world before she even gets to Vietnam due to her relationship or lack thereof wither her overly critical and mostly absent mother There is an emotional disconnect that definitely comes across throughout the book and her lack of empathy about anyth

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    American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam (PDF) Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Winnie Smith It was like I was there Chest tubes drainage bottles teach I am close to Winnie Smith age and a nurse Very graphic You can hear her voice cha

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    Winnie Smith ✓ 2 Characters Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Winnie Smith American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam (PDF) This is an incredible book and a rare female perspective on the Vietnam war So many stories exist of the brave men on the ground and incredible pilots in the air this book provides a harrowing perspective on front line support crew the medics and nurses

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    American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam (PDF) Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Winnie Smith Winnie Smith ✓ 2 Characters A story of a U S Army nurse and her experiences during her one year in Vietnam treating some of the most seriously wounded

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    Summary American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam Winnie Smith ✓ 2 Characters American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam (PDF) When was the last time you euthanized somebody? I have a short attention span so it's not unusual for me to not finish magazine articles trade

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    American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam (PDF) One of my bookgroup members put this up in our monthly I'm finished it's for grabs pile and I took it Unfortunately for my July 4th weekend I could not stop reading it So much for Marin County Fairso much for staying to enjoy the uick picnic with my best friendsthis book called me I graduated from high school in 1966 and Winnie Smith went to Vietnam as a nurse within the next year When I went to my tenth Irving Texas high school reunion I

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    Winnie Smith ✓ 2 Characters Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Winnie Smith Summary American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam Amazing and difficult Not for the sueamish or those who want to remain naive An amazing account of the Vietnam War by a woman who was there as a nurse Gives a pretty good idea of why some vets come back harboring such secrets and trauma from not only the horrors they have witnessed but also the horrors they have committed

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    Winnie Smith ✓ 2 Characters Free read ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Winnie Smith Summary American Daughter Gone to War: On the Front Lines With an Army Nurse in Vietnam Not as good as Devanter's Home Before Morning but still an interesting story of Smith's transition from an optimistic Army nurse to a borderline burnout seething with resentment for rear echelon officers USO entertainers and patients with triv

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