Vietnam: In Their Own Words

May 30th, 2022
Vietnam: In Their Own Words
Story Telling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial

May 30, 2022

Emcee – Marsha Guenzler-Stevens, PhD – Eastern National Advisory Group, Former  VWM Board Member

List of Presenters
10:30 a.m.

Macrina (MAC) Galloway

Mac Galloway is from Aliquippa, Pennsylvania and graduated from the Mercy School of Nursing in Pittsburgh as an RN and the University of Arizona with a BSN.  Her brother Joseph was an army captain commanding B CO, 1st BN, 12th Cavalry of the 1st Cavalry Division.  He died as a result of wounds received in action June 1st, 1967.  His name is on panel 21E Line 30.  His death directly led to her becoming an officer in the Army Nurse Corps, serving at William Beaumont in El Paso with a tour of duty (1968-69); as a charge nurse with the 95th Evacuation Hospital at Da Nang, South Vietnam and upon return was assigned to the Walter Reed Army Medical Center where she remained until her discharge.


Mac was the nursing supervisor, with a staff of over 40, for a military primary health care facility in Northern Virginia which served over 27,000 patients.   Along the way she had three daughters and five really, bright and extremely talented grandchildren.  She enjoys traveling the world with her husband of 51 years and an occasional glass of wine! Mac has been the subject of several Vietnam service member related experiences interviews with the latest being for USAA.


She has been an active member of the National Parks VIP program and can usually be found at the Vietnam Women’s Statue.

11:00 a.m.

George Usinowicz

George Usinowicz, (1LT, Ret.), drafted into the U.S. Army, 1968.  Rose to Specialist 5 Combat Medic/Nurse, Fort Sam Houston, TX and Fort Belvoir, VA.  Graduated from U.S. Army Engineer Officer Candidate School and commissioned to First Lieutenant Combat Engineer Platoon Leader, leading 35 soldiers in combat support missions in the 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army 1970-71, Republic of Vietnam.  Awarded (2) Bronze Stars, for Meritorious Achievement for combat support mission and for Meritorious Service for tour of duty in Vietnam.  Former President of Fort Lewis College, Durango, Colorado Veterans’ Club.

11:30 a.m.

Anne Devney

Anne was a Commander, U.S. Navy 1968 – 1989 (Retired), and served in Vietnam from

1971 -1974. Her career posts include St. Albans Naval Hospital and Iwakuni Japan. She is a

former board member of Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation.

1:00 p.m. Ceremony at The Wall


Story Telling at the Vietnam Women’s Memorial is an educational program presented by Eastern National and the National Park Service. We commemorate and honor those who served in the Vietnam War as well as in more recent conflicts.

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance with sound provided by Ohm Productions.

In 2015 the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation joined Eastern National. We are dedicated to honoring women who served during the Vietnam era. For additional information on the Memorial or its products and projects, including other educational programs or research on women who served during the Vietnam era, you are invited to visit the Vietnam Women’s Memorial website at Donations to the Vietnam Women’s Memorial which support these and other programs are always appreciated. To donate to the Vietnam Women’s Memorial, please write to:Vietnam Women’s Memorial Fund, c/o Eastern National
470 Maryland Drive, Suite 1
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Or email:

If you would like to participate in the Story Telling program for Memorial Day 2020 please contact Nick Miano, Regional Manager for Eastern National at (703) 837-9099 or via email at You may also contact the Memorial’s Advisory Board Chair Diane Carlson Evans via e-mail at

If you or someone you care for finds that they need help coping with the aftermath of Vietnam, you are invited to call the Veterans’ Administration at 1-800-273-8255. They will assist you, including connecting you to the counseling services offered by Vet Centers located throughout the United States.