Twenty-six women told their stories to Keith Walker about their experiences serving in Vietnam during the American involvement in that country. It is significant that each story is different and yet the same. Each woman tells the story of what prompted her to go to Vietnam, the reality of her experience in Vietnam, and the course of her life since returning from Vietnam. Whether the women served as head nurses in surgical intensive care units, or as a “Doughnut Dollies” for the Red Cross, they saw and experienced the horror of rocket attacks, grotesquely-wounded soldiers, long hours and ungodly working conditions, sexual harassment, and loneliness and isolation. All expressed their profound disillusionment with the possibility that everything they experienced might have been for nothing. The women came home to the same disrespect and widespread misunderstanding of their roles in the war as their male counterparts experienced. All have endured nightmares, flashbacks, depressions and suicidal thoughts. Walker gives a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the fifteen thousand women who were in Vietnam, a group of heroines who have been virtually ignored until recently. These women existed at the center of the war, usually in dangerous and life-threatening situations. Their stories reveal a strength of character usually ascribed to brave and valorous soldiers.