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Subject: A Piece of My Heart
Date Posted: 3/16/2009 6:17 PM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2009
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I wanted to let you know about a book that I received here and has really had a profound effect on me since I began reading it.   Narratives of 26 women who lived in Vietnam during the years of war that ensued recount their experiences from being military intelligence, nurses, community coordinators and activists to airline attendants bringing soldiers home from their tours.  

I am learning so much more about Vietnam and understanding feelings of the service members with which I currently work.  My own husband's reactions to his service are becoming more understandable to me now and I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand family members who are veterans and their reactions to things we take for granted.  I highly recommend this book and it is definitely a hidden gem.  We need to understand so much more about these special people.