Donut Dollies

Donut Dollies

by RW Holmen

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Donut Dollies by RW Holmen

"Donut Dollies" is the sixth installment in a series of short stories about the Vietnam War. The stories are loosely based upon the author’s personal experiences but with plenty of embellishment and ought to be considered fiction. An early reviewer suggests the writing is bold, dark, and intense, and that is an apt characterization of the Vietnam experience.The author was a "lurp" (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol or LRRP), which was the Vietnam War's version of the cavalry scout. Four-man teams were inserted by helicopter into remote regions of the countryside to conduct reconnaissance to determine if the enemy was present and active. Stealth and subterfuge were the primary safeguards for the team on the ground. The series of short stories capture the experiences of a LRRP team in the field and in the rear.

The setting for "Donut Dollies" is the base camp in the Central Highlands of Vietnam that was headquarters for K Company, 75th Infantry (Rangers), the official name of the LRRP unit in that area of Vietnam. Female Red Cross volunteers, known as "Donut Dollies," served as morale boosters in Vietnam. Operating from a recreation center in the base camp where they served up games, friendly smiles, and donuts, the dollies were often airlifted for a few hours to remote fire bases to spike the spirits of the troops in the field.

In this short story, a LRRP team crosses paths with the dollies.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940045927123
Publisher: RW Holmen
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,065,190
File size: 118 KB

About the Author

Former trial attorney. Frequent public speaker. Indie author. "A Wretched Man, a novel of Paul the apostle," "Prowl: Short Stories of Vietnam," "Queer Clergy: A History of Gay and Lesbian Ministry in American Protestantism." Spirit of a Liberal blog.

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Donut Dollies 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous 10 months ago
.....a very interesting time to have lived.......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carrie please dont do thjis
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Go die in a hole,jerkwad.-macey
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok ill try that?! Hope this works!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TYPE IN DONUT DOLLIES AND RANDOMLEY GO THROUGH THE BOOKS THERE SHOULD BE THREE AND IT SHOULD BE ONE OF THEM