RESCHEDULED TO FEB. 17: Terre Deegan-Young to present about Vietnam War “Donut Dollies”

On Saturday, February 10, 2024, On Feb. 17, Terre Deegan-Young will talk about her experiences as a Red Cross “Donut Dolly” during the Vietnam War. Raised in a Chicago suburb, she was hired by the Red Cross shortly after graduating from college. She served as a recreation specialist for the Supplemental Recreation Activities Overseas (SRAO) program and arrived in South Vietnam in 1970. She and other recreation specialists, nicknamed “Donut Dollies,” created programs to bring cheer and a touch of home to the many young soldiers who were deployed in scattered firebases throughout the country—often risking their own lives.