Talk – Vietnam: An Army Nurse’s Experience

Lakewood Historical Society. Presentation by Mary Reynolds Powell. As a young American Army nurse, Mary Reynolds Powell went to Vietnam in 1970. She served in the 24th Evacuation Hospital near Saigon during the “winding down” of the Vietnam conflict, when thousands of American troops still made the ultimate sacrifice. Mary described her experiences in the book A World of Hurt: Between Innocence and Arrogance in Vietnam, which was nominated for a Northern Ohio Live Award for Achievement in Writing. “I was there, and reading Mary’s book transported me back in time,” wrote one reader. Those who weren’t there, as well as those who were, will appreciate this first-hand experience of the war recently examined in the Ken Burns series on PBS. Copies of A World of Hurt will be available for sale and signing at this event.