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What role did American women have in the Vietnam War?


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April 03, 2013 5:12PM

Mostly nurses, all volunteers, and part of the WACs, WAFs, and WAVES. Those latter units were disbanded in 1975 at war's end, and the new all volunteer equal-opportunity military took their place.

As women are historically prohibited from combat, they served in various non-combat roles, including doctors, nurses, mechanics, training officers, transport pilots (non-war zone) and numerous administrative positions in both military and government positions.