The Vietnam War

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Sharon Ann Lane, the first woman killed in action in Vietnam.
Joined the U.S. Army Air Corps Reserve on April 18, 1968, as a 2nd Lieutenant. Her first assignment was at Fitzsimons General Hospital in Denver, Colo., where she was promoted and sent off to Travis Air Force Base with orders to Vietnam. During her time in Vietnam, Lane was assigned to the 312th Evac Hospital at Chu Lai. On June 8, 1969, a rocket hit the Evac Hospital, striking ward 4 and killing two people, while injuring twenty-seven. Lane was among the two that perished in the attack, due to fragmentation wounds to the chest. Lane was only twenty-five years old when she was killed in action.
 

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Then & now...
7th Ave. and West 43rd St., Times Square, New York, Dec 1969. Yoko Ono & John Lennon, “War Is Over If You Want It,” billboard.
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