Young surgeon's wartime diaries help reconcile US, Viet Nam, says AP
Their publication has also become a sensation in
Frederick Whitehurst, the former officer who retrieved the diaries from Tram's gutted field hospital and decided at his translator's urging not to burn them, was quoted by the AP as saying that Tram is more than a war hero.
People will read her words as they read the words of Anne Frank, Whitehurst said.
According to the AP, the diaries were written in tiny notebooks hand-crafted from medical supply packaging, and languished for more than three decades in Whitehurst's file cabinet after attempts to find Tram's family failed. But last year, Whitehurst, aided by his brother Robert, also a