Military Monday Yearbook: Flashback with Dr. Ronald Glasser (c. 1969)
This Military Monday Yearbook Flashbackk features Vietnam War Veteran, Dr. Ronald Glasser, author of 365 Days, Another War, Another Peace and Ward 402.
This Yearbook Flashbackk features Vietnam War Veteran, Dr. Ronald Glasser, author of 365 Days, Another War, Another Peace and Ward 402. Dr. Glasser is seen standing outside the US Military Hospital’s pediatric clinic at Camp Zama, Japan circa 1969, during a moment of relative calm.
Originally sent to serve the children of military personnel, DOD, and government officials, Glasser soon found himself in the thick of things. According to an interview with Vietnam magazine, Glasser notes, “One day on the surgery ward, as I looked around, I had this epiphany. ‘My God, the whole war is coming here.’ I realized if I were in Vietnam, I’d be with just one unit or at one hospital, whereas at Zama everyone except Marines were coming here, from LRRPs to chopper pilots, Special Forces, infantry, everybody, from everywhere across Vietnam, having the gamut of combat experiences and suffering from every type of wound.”