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Donut Dolly: an American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam

Description: Donut Dolly puts you in the Vietnam War face down in the dirt under a sniper attack, inside a helicopter being struck by lightning, at dinner next to a commanding general, and slogging through the mud along a line of foxholes. You see the war through the eyes of one of the first women officially allowed in the combat zone. When Joann Puffer Kotcher left for Vietnam in 1966, she was fresh out of the University of Michigan with a year of teaching, and a year as an American Red Cross Donut Dolly in Korea. All she wanted was to go someplace exciting. In Vietnam, she visited troops from the Central Highlands to the Mekong Delta, from the South China Sea to the Cambodian border. At four duty stations, she set up recreation centers and made mobile visits wherever commanders requested. That included Special Forces Teams in remote combat zone jungles. She brought reminders of home, thoughts of a sister or the girl next door. Officers asked her to take risks because they believed her visits to the front lines were important to the men. Every Vietnam veteran who meets her thinks of her as a brother-at-arms. Donut Dolly is Kotcher’s personal view of the war, recorded in a journal kept during her tour, day by day as she experienced it. It is a faithful representation of the twists and turns of the turbulent, controversial time. While in Vietnam, Kotcher was once abducted; dodged an ambush in the Delta; talked with a true war hero in a hospital who had charged a machine gun; and had a conversation with a prostitute. A rare account of an American Red Cross volunteer in Vietnam, Donut Dolly will appeal to those interested in the Vietnam War, to those who have interest in the ...
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Date: November 15, 2011
Creator: Kotcher, Joann Puffer
Partner: UNT Press

Your blood can save him.

Description: Kneeling soldier holds rifle in left hand and clutches head with right hand. A helmet with a bullet hole lies in front of him. Large Red Cross symbol in lower right corner of poster.
Date: 1945
Creator: Whitman.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Red Cross VO]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5 P.M.
Date: February 3, 1997
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Red Cross]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5:00 P.M.
Date: July 27, 1979
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Red Cross]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: September 20, 1979, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Script: United fund]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the Tarrant County United Fund campaign coming to an end.
Date: November 2, 1962
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Mudd Twins]

Description: Photograph of twin women with the last name Mudd, sitting at a booth with another woman. The booth advertises donating blood to the American Red Cross and buying war bonds.
Date: 1943
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

He can win! : the Federal Board provides training : consult the local Red Cross Home Service Section.

Description: Color poster of a soldier in uniform, sitting at a desk holding a pipe in one hand and a pencil in his other hand. On the desk are drafting tools, an ink pot, and a paper with drawings. A large Red Cross symbol appears in the top right corner of the picture. (There is a large white spot on the soldier's forehead; Library of Congress catalog describes him as "injured".)
Date: 1919~
Creator: Smith, Dan, 1865-1934.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[News Clip: Alicia update]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 6 P.M.
Date: August 25, 1983
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Red Cross]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: September 22, 1989
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Kroger]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story. This story aired at 10pm.
Date: August 28, 1993, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Weather]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: March 28, 1977, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Storm-Damage]

Description: B-roll video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story. This story aired at 5pm.
Date: June 10, 1993, 5:00 p.m.
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: TX help]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story by reporter Heidi Browning about Red Cross employees and volunteers preparing to assist flood victims. Includes interview with Jake and Elva Kelso who have assisted in disaster crises with Red Cross for 5 years. The story aired at 10pm.
Date: April 21, 1997
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Apt. Fire]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story. This story aired at 5:00 P.M.
Date: December 30, 1997
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections