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...a Vietnam tragedy

The Life and Death of Lt. Sharon Lane
by Philip Bigler

ISBN 978-0-918339-37-9 | Hardcover | 6 x 9 |208 pages | Acid Free Paper | Illustrated
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American women have served with bravery and dedication on the battlefield since the Nation's beginning. Lt. Sharon Lane was part of that noble tradition, and her sacrifice helped pave the way for the more than 30,000 women who followed her example in the Gulf War and the almost 200,000 women now serving on active duty today.
Colonel Harry Summers, Jr. Editor, VIETNAM Magazine

Bigler (In Honored Glory) pays tribute to Lane in this careful, vigorously researched examination of her life and of the events leading to her untimely death.
Publisher's Weekly

During the early morning hours of June 8, 1969, a Soviet-built 122-mm rocket slammed into ward 4 of the 312th Evacuation Hospital in Chu Lai, Vietnam. Lt. Sharon A. Lane, a young, attractive 24-year old nurse from Canton, Ohio, died instantly. Though seven other American military nurses lost their lives serving in Vietnam, Lt. Lane was the only American servicewoman killed as a direct result of enemy fire throughout the war. Her life and untimely death, have come to epitomize the duty, honor, and sacrifice of the almost 11,000 American military and naval nurses who served their country during the Vietnam era.

Under Fire is based on extensive interviews with veterans, family and friends. a review of official records; and Lt. Lane's own letters home which were carefully preserved by her family. Author Philip Bigler carefully chronicles Lt. Lane's life from early childhood to her untimely death in Vietnam. He paints a picture of a vibrant and dedicated young woman, tragically killed just as her adult life was beginning. The story, skillfully placed within the historical and political context of the period, provides readers with a powerful and personal look at Vietnam and those who served.

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