Dana Delany to star in WE tv special

Aug. 5, 2006 at 8:01 PM

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Emmy-winning actress Dana Delany is set to serve as host of a special on the WE cable channel about women who nursed U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War.

"Vietnam Nurses with Dana Delany" is scheduled to premiere Aug. 18 on WE. The documentary chronicles the work of young nurses in Vietnam, who were often untrained to work in the grueling conditions.

Many lost their innocence in seeing war and death firsthand.

"I am honored to recognize these women as host of the WE tv documentary, 'Vietnam Nurses,'" said Delany. "During my time on (the TV drama) 'China Beach' I developed a deep respect for the young nurses who went to Vietnam and saved countless lives under horrific conditions, with little concern for their own welfare."

Delany won two Emmys for her performance as a Vietnam nurse Colleen McMurphy in "China Beach."

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