Posted on Dec 22, 2019
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So much History I do not know. I kept calling them "Donut Trucks" and nobody knew what I was talking about. Of course not! Why?

Because they are called: "Donut Dollies" and were manned by three women (girls really, average age 19) . I first heard of the "Donut Dollies" from Mr. Hughes who served during the Invasion of Normandy and "for the duration."

Two other WW II Veterans told me about them too. They said sometimes the donuts were "Shite" but it was a touch of home. The girls would make coffee, serve donuts, and basically chat with the guy like they were back home in a Soda Shop (and if you remember Soda Shops, you are older than dirt!).

I found an article today and finally read up on them. I wonder if there is a documentary on them...anyone know of one? I love donuts. Forget drugs, money, women, fame...those don't lure me much. But leave a box of Bakery made donuts (glaze and maple logs - but most any donut will do) unattended and the Devil would laugh at how easy it was to get my soul.

In the article it said the "Donut Dollies" were assigned to Rear Echelon Duty by the Army. But...they drove to different areas near the front to deliver their donuts, coffee, and touch of home. Pretty girls with donuts and coffee in the middle of a war zone- what could be braver on their part, or more comforting on the Soldiers part?

My hat is off to those brave ladies and the Red Cross in General. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good donut!
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SGT Kevin Hughes, although not a Donut Dolly specifically, Bobble Keith the Weather Girl was a celebrity in her own right, and did much to lift the spirits of servicemen in Vietnam. She was really the second of two Bobbies (the first being Bobbie Oberhansli). Keith is most remembered because of her tenure there. She was an Agency for International Development clerk that was selected to give the weather report on Armed Forces Vietnam broadcasts. I think a number of discussion threads on RP have been devoted to her.
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CPT Jack Durish, I knew a discussion thread had been done on Bobbie, but I couldn’t remember that you did it! Now, it’s properly attributed, SGT Kevin Hughes!

https://www.historynet.com/interview-with-bobbie-keith-the-weathergirl.htm
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SSG Michael Noll
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Thanks Sir for the interesting share.
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SGT Kevin Hughes
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Never even knew about her either...and man, what a strong woman she was. I swear there are so many great Heroes out there that are unsung.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Thank you for the great share sir.
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SPC Nancy Greene
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You really’hit it out of the park’!TSgt David L.
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SPC Nancy Greene
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Definitely! Real history, not yet discovered!TSgt David L.
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TSgt David L.
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SPC Nancy Greene - I liked Tour of Duty. It was a good show. I don't remember how long it was on though.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Read an article about this in my American Legion magazine.
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SGT Kevin Hughes
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I just read an article about it this morning. They were brought over right after the Combat Troops secured the Beach at Normandy. Sheesh, brave people.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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SGT Kevin Hughes that they were for sure brother.
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