Webmaster’s Note: It has now been discovered that Dusty is NOT a Vietnam Veteran (references and correspondence available), and Dusty/Dana has admitted the same. Nevertheless, her writings remain powerful word pictures that had, until her exposure as a fraud, positively affected the lives of many veterans – including mine.
Notwithstanding her deception and any possible explanation she has or may provide, I regard her poems as displayed on this website to be descriptive and well written accounts of the feelings and duties of a Vietnam Nurse through the eyes of an imaginative writer.
Accordingly and after much soul searching, I have decided to retain Dusty’s writings on the IWVPA website until and/or unless she requests their removal or objections about my decision make it clear that it is right and proper to remove them.
Anthony W. Pahl OAM
(Australian Vietnam Veteran: 1969-1970)
October 30, 2007