Richard Borreca
Special to The Hawai‘i Herald

In 1968, Rona Adams, a retired Army captain now living in Kailua, O‘ahu, was serving as the head emergency room nurse for the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon.

Memories of that experience rushed back to her this past May during a Honolulu memorial service marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War.

“I get choked up and get chicken skin thinking about it because I did two tours over there as an Army nurse. And I see where I was and know what it was like,” Adams said in an interview.

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