USN (Ret.) Hovis was the first Navy nurse to volunteer to go to Vietnam in 1963. Her mission, to build a hospital in Saigon. She describes in detail what it was like when the coup dâ€™Ã©tat started on the streets as the city around her was being bombarded by shells and small-arms fire. Hovis narrowly escapes injury as a bullet smashes into the balcony she was on just a mere three inches from her chest.
Each war hero offers a unique perspective on the role they played in defending our nation.