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Quotation by Wanda Sparks
In Vietnam, some of us lost control of our lives. I want my life back. I almost feel like I've been missing in action for twenty-two years.
Wanda Sparks, U.S. nurse. As quoted in the New York Times Magazine, p. 72 (November 7, 1993).
On the traumatic effect of the Vietnam War. Sparks had been an Air Force flight nurse in the war and had lost her fiance to it; he was listed as Missing in Action.
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