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Strang, Jolynne Chamberlain, 1946-2016



Jolynne Chamberlain Strang, was born in Denver, Colorado on October 9, 1946 to Col. Joseph W. Strang and Eleanor V. (Reese) Strang, and passed away December 9, 2016 at age 70. She is survived by her sister Jacqueline Rymill and her husband Richard, nephew Brian Rymill, his wife Michelle, and their children Anna and Allison. She was born an Army brat, graduated High School in Paris, France, and was a graduate of University of Denver. She was a 50 year member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority's Theta Chapter at DU and Denver Alumnae Chapter. Jolynne volunteered and served with the American Red Cross in Vietnam. She established the Vietnam Women's "Circle of Sisters" and founded the "American Civilian Women and the Vietnam Experience" archives at DU. She retired in 2015 as a Special Education Teacher for Denver Public Schools.

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Sally Vinyard Papers, 1940s-2008

Identifier: M128.01
Abstract Sally Vinyard: Was born approximately in 1922. “The last American women to leave Vietnam” from BeforeItsNews blogpost. Known as "the last woman out," she was in charge of housing American and South Vietnamese refugees at an evacuation center near the Saigon airport. She was a Defense Department civilian in Saigon during South Vietnam's April 1975 fall, and played a major role in Operation Babylift. She was the chief housing officer in Saigon. Associated with the NAVY/OICC. Source:...
Dates: 1940s-2008