• When I Die I'm Going to Heaven 'Cause I've Spent My Time in Hell

  • A Memoir of My Year As an Army Nurse in Vietnam
  • By: Barbara Hesselman Kautz MSN RN
  • Narrated by: Janet Metzger
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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When I Die I'm Going to Heaven 'Cause I've Spent My Time in Hell

By: Barbara Hesselman Kautz MSN RN
Narrated by: Janet Metzger
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When she was 18, she joined the army to finance her nursing education. 

With less than six months of nursing experience, she was assigned to the 24th Evacuation Hospital in South Vietnam. 

True tales of the war that are by turns horrifying and humorous, told with an eye for detail, by a woman who was in the thick of it.

©2013 Barbara Hesselman Kautz, MSN, RN (P)2019 Tantor

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I am a little younger than Barbara and am also an RNMSN. I taught nursing and worked ER . I have a small idea of what she experienced. I had a close friend who was in ADAC. It was horrible too. She passed last year from a bad heart.
You are heroes for sure!
Nancy MSNRN

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Engaging setting and story

I enjoyed Hesselman's story and life experience, and especially having insight into the Vietnam War era from one who was in country. I would have given it a higher rating if the narrator chosen had been younger, I felt like I was listening to my grandmother telling a story. It was distracting to have an older woman's voice, however capable, narrating a story about young adults. If the narrator had been livelier and youthful, I think it would have pulled the listener into the story's struggles, pain, parties and drama in a much more engaging manner.

Otherwise, it was a good 6 hours of listening.

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