A major role women played in the Vietnam war was the help treat the soldiers and get them back on the fighting fields to good enough health. In the Navy, the women worked on hospital ships and in the Air Force they were given a aircraft dedicated to treating the soldiers.
What are the gender roles in Vietnam?
In Vietnam, tasks were divided along gender lines: fathers typically worked outside the home while mothers were responsible for domestic duties such as homemaking and raising children. Vietnamese culture is based on a patriarchal system, meaning the husband acts as the head of the family.
How many female US soldiers died in Vietnam?
Over 58,000 soldiers died in Vietnam; 350,000 were wounded. It is estimated that approximately 265,000 military women served their country during the Vietnam war all over the world in a variety of occupations.