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The angel of Dien Bien Phu
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By Diana Vance For The Monroe Times Editor's note: Diana Vance, Monroe, said she dedicated this story to all the "angels" in Green County, be they a nurse or a medic, working or retired, who spend much of their lives caring for the sick and the wounded. Twenty-nine-year-old Genevieve de Galard was a flight nurse for the French Air Force. She was posted to French Indochina at her own request in May 1953 in the middle of the war between French forces and the Viet Minh in northeast Vietnam.