There have been several notable women that have made impacts on the Vietnam War. One that has been mentioned in the past is Jane Fonda, a name that will live in utter detestation to most all Vietnam Veterans. The mere mention of that name brings ill feelings to many Veterans. In this episode, your podcaster brings you a breath of fresh air with a story about another lady who left a different and more uplifting impression with Vietnam Veterans. A story found in the Denver Post titled: Actress Ann-Margret in Denver to receive VFW lifetime service award: “I love my guys” that was submitted by Bruce Finley (email@example.com) tells it all. Ann-Margret was honored by the VFW with its Lifetime Service Award recently at a ceremony in Denver, Colorado. She was a singer and actress who made several visits to Vietnam during the war to entertain the troops. In her interview with Finley about her desire to do her part during the war she said: “I could entertain. I can sing and dance and perform. So I felt that I could do something. There was nothing like what they were doing. Every single day, they were out there, men and women. I think about them every single day. See, I am not a doctor. I am not a dentist. I mean, I can’t do that over there. But I can entertain.” She put her entertaining talents to good use in Vietnam. That was attested to by the fact that All through these years, she has been receiving letters and notes from Vietnam war veterans. They reach her backstage, written by men reminding her they saw her in Vietnam during the war. One lucky Marine Vietnam Veteran, David Garcia, 73, was able to get her autograph when she entertained the Marines in DaNang. He was at the event in Denver where she was recognized and rewarded for her service to the troops in Vietnam. The lucky dog was able to meet Ann-Margret and remind her of the event in Vietnam and he was rewarded with a hug from the lady. Ann-Margret's attitude toward the troops in Vietnam was summed up to the Marines attending her show in DaNang when she said: "they had her deepest respect, admiration and loyalty." Take that Jane Fonda!