Exhibit: Women Who Dared
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Shannie Goldstein
Adjunct Professor of Hebrew Languages at Tulane; LCSW

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During the Vietnam war, David was stationed as a Navy Chaplain, in Yokosuka. The fighting was very intense, in 1963 and 1965. I was there with him for three years, and one of my activities was to volunteer in the Army field hospital in Yokohama. That was pretty intense, soldiers were helicoptered in from Vietnam. I was 22 years old, and four days a week I would go to this Army field hospital and write letters for people, and read letters aloud, and bring my guitar around. That's really where I got my start, just taking this guitar around to these wounded soldiers who were blind, burned, amputated, and saying—let's sing! What songs do you want to hear? It took a lot of courage. I'd never seen anything like this before, and to walk into a ward of wounded soldiers who were my age was really traumatic, but I knew I had to do it. Because if I didn't do it, and people didn't do it, who would do it!


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