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Lt. Pamela D. Donovan

U.S. Army Nurse Corps 2nd Lt Pamela D. Donovan, a native of Ireland is just one of a number of native Irish who gave their lives while serving with U.S.
Military forces in Vietnam. A resident of Brighton, MA, (her family moved to the U.S. when she was a teenager) she became a U.S. citizen so that she
could enlist and join the Army Nurse Corps. She was a member of the 85th Evacuation Hospital in Qui Nhon, Vietnam and died due to illness on July 8th
1968. She had been in country 3 months at the time of her death. Her parents who had moved back to England explained that Pamela was much affected by
battlefield portrayals on the news and decided to volunteer in order to provide care to the soldiers. Her name is inscribed on Panel 53W-Line 043 of
the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Tipperary Remembrance Arch located near Tipperary Town shows the names of 2nd Lt Donovan along with other natives of Ireland who gave their lives in the pursuit of peace and freedom worldwide since WWII. Her name is in the middle column, 2nd from the top. The Remembrance Arch was dedicated by Mary McAleese, President of Ireland on 30 September 2005.

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