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Princeton, NJ: n.p., 1976. Presumed First Edition, First printing [privately printed]. Wraps. xi, [1],165, [3] pages. Wraps. Front cover creased. List of Abbreviations. Illustrated front cover. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads To Shirley and Frank Dear and special friends With love, Lucy. The author (widow of football coach Charlie Caldwell--who was elected Coach of the Year in 1950 and was a member of the Football Hall of Fame) spent four years in Vietnam, 1966-1970, mostly with the Marines at Da Nang. The printing costs of this book were covered by friends. All the money from the sale of the book went to a fund for the benefit of Marines permanently disabled in Vietnam. There were no complimentary copies. In the middle of the Vietnam War, 57-year old widow Lucy Caldwell left the comfort of her home and flew almost entirely around the world to help those in uniform for the United States military. She packed a single suitcase and journeyed from Princeton, New Jersey to Vietnam. That trek is remarkable, but it’s what Caldwell did while she was in a war zone that makes her a hero. “She dragged her one little suitcase on the steps of the USO in China Beach and said ‘I am here to serve,'” said McClary Reeves. “She wouldn’t take anything for it. They had to pay her a dollar a year to validify her visa.” There was a PBS documentary series “Lucy Caldwell”. Lucy Caldwell was a political strategist and former Republican who worked in the White House and Congress. She was a vocal advocate for the rights of veterans and their families and worked tirelessly to ensure that the sacrifices of veterans were remembered and honored. Throughout her career, Lucy Caldwell was a passionate advocate for veterans’ rights and was a fierce defender of gun laws that protected the rights of veterans. She was also a strong proponent of national security and pushed for greater protections for veterans and their families. Lucy Caldwell’s work in Congress and the White House was crucial to the passage of several important pieces of legislation that protected and improved the lives of veterans. Lucy Caldwell was also a keen observer of international affairs and was vocal in her opposition to the Vietnam War. She argued that the United States had no place in the conflict and that the war should not be used as a way to further US interests. She was also a strong proponent of international cooperation and sought to use diplomacy to resolve conflicts. In addition to her political work, Lucy Caldwell was also a prolific writer. She wrote several books and was nominated for the BBC National Short Story Award for her work. She also wrote for the screen and worked with director Courttia Newland on several projects. Condition: good.

Keywords: Vietnam, Marines, Da Nang, Tet Offensive, Bob Hope, USO, Troop Morale, China Beach

[Book #16010]

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