Chapter 862 Honors Vietnam Nurses

Vietnam Veterans of America Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter 862 honored nurses who served in Vietnam at its 21st annual Tet Reunion Party on Feb. 15. About 11,000 American military women were stationed in Vietnam during the war, and about 90% were nurses.

Chapter board member Bill Russo told the Beaver County Times that the chapter would honor any nurse living in the Beaver County area or elsewhere who served in the Vietnam era. “They were angels from heaven,” Russo he said. “They weren’t drafted. They volunteered.”

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