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Monroe in Monroe County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Women Who Served

 
 
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By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
1. The Women Who Served Marker
Inscription.  
There were almost ten thousand enlisted women and women officers from all military branches who served in Vietnam, they served in many support staff assignments, hospitals, crewed on medical evacuation flights, mash units, hospital ships, operations groups, information offices, service clubs, headquarters offices, and many others in clerical, medical, intelligence and personnel.

In many cases women buffered the same hardships as the men and were often in the line of fire from rockets and mortars causing casualties. There are eight women's names engraved on the Vietnam Wall in Washington DC.

Several women were awarded the purple heart, bronze star, commendation medals, and unit citations.

Women were there - they waded through the same mud and blood as the men, witnessed the same horrors of war, and suffered the same shameful treatment and indignities upon their return to the country that sent them there.

With this monument..... We remember and honor their service and sacrifice to the United States of America.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, VietnamWomen.
 
Location.

The Women Who Served Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
2. The Women Who Served Marker
41° 55.5′ N, 83° 22.067′ W. Marker is in Monroe, Michigan, in Monroe County. Memorial is on North Dixie Highway just south of Circle Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1092 N Dixie Hwy, Monroe MI 48162, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hidden Casualities of War (here, next to this marker); "Sky Pilot" (a few steps from this marker); Vietnam P.O.W.'s and M.I.A's Memorial Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Monroe County Vietnam Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); M29 81mm Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); The "Huey" Helicopter (within shouting distance of this marker); Melvin C. Dye Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial Sidewalk (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Monroe.
 
The Women Who Served Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, June 29, 2020
3. The Women Who Served Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 25, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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