Some women veterans believed they wouldn’t experience the severe ups and downs that men felt upon their return from Vietnam. We know now that PTSD strikes regardless of gender.
Last week we heard from former Army nurse Kate O’Hare-Palmer as part of our series of interviews with local Vietnam-era veterans. We heard how she saw intense action 50 years ago in two army field hospitals. Today, she continues her conversation with KRCB news director Steve Mencher. She says that a book by another nurse who’d served in Vietnam convinced her that women, as well as men, came home transformed by their wartime experiences.
The next time we check in with Kate, we’ll hear how she got help for herself, and dedicated her life to advocating for women veterans. Find the first part of their conversation at KRCB.org/news. 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.