“Freedom. Money. Fun. Love.”: The Warlore of Vietnamese Bargirls

  title={“Freedom. Money. Fun. Love.”: The Warlore of Vietnamese Bargirls},
  author={Mai Lan Gustafsson},
  journal={The Oral History Review},
  pages={308 - 330}
Memories of the Vietnam War abound in the minds of those who survived it, be they veterans or civilians, Vietnamese or American. Vietnamese refugees, forced to flee their homeland after the war ended in 1975, tell particularly poignant stories of loss—of country, of family, of tradition, and of identity. Not so the women featured in this article. During the war, they served as bargirls in Saigon, entertaining American soldiers. The stories they tell of the war paint an entirely different… Expand

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