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Monday, 20 May 2019 14:59

Vietnam Era Ambulance to Help Promote Women in the Military

Written by Cody Butler, PA Homepage
This antique Vietnam-era ambulance sits inside the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) in Pennsylvania. This antique Vietnam-era ambulance sits inside the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) in Pennsylvania. Courtesy of PA Homepage

An ambulance from the late 1960s will soon be used to promote women in the military.

The antique sits inside the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center (SCCTC) in Pennsylvania. You can tell it’s old by looking at the headlights, speedometer and engine.

 

"This is perfect! This is exactly what I want," said Janice Gavern, who purchased the vehicle for 8,900 dollars.

 

Gavern is a United States Air Force Vietnam era veteran who started a non-profit called Remember and Honor Women Veterans.

 

"We're going to drive her wherever we can so that we can tell people about women veterans and what they have done over the years," said Gavern.

 

The veteran says there are more than 60,000 women veterans in Pennsylvania "and people do not even realize they even exist."

 

Students enrolled in the Automotive Technology and Automotive Collision Repair program are eager to handle a piece of history. They will be looking over and inspecting the unit for safety.

 

Gavern will dig into history to see if the ambulance ever touched Vietnam soil.

 

"This is what it looks like to take something connected to the Vietnam era and do something good with it," said Gavern.

 

There will be a car show on May 18 at the SCCTC to support the Wounded Warrior Project. The Vietnam era ambulance will be on display as Gavern teaches the public on women veterans.

 

Please email rememberandhonorwomenveterans@gmail.com with any questions about this non-profit organization or if you would like to donate.

 

We thank pahomepage.com for reprint permission.

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