No matter how many times we’re reminded, we tend to picture men in battle, even though a multitude of women have served on the front lines in many roles.
Last month, KRCB presented Ken Burns’ revealing history of the War in Vietnam. We also interviewed a number of veterans about their experiences. Today, we add one more veteran to that list. Kate O’Hare-Palmer is a nurse who served in Vietnam 50 years ago. She’s chair of the Women Veterans Committee of the Vietnam Veterans of America and has become a leader in fighting for the rights of women who served in the military. She talked with KRCB news director Steve Mencher.
We’ll hear from Kate O-Hare-Palmer in subsequent reports. Find more at krcb.org/Vietnam. Hear this story on demand with our free KRCB mobile app. You can also find this and past stories on our new North Bay Report Facebook page. Comment, share and give us a like there. Follow the North Bay Report on Twitter @KRCBNews.