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00:00:00 - Interview introduction

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: It’s the 20th of December, the year 2000. Where were you born, please?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses her work as a secretary at Traux Airfield (Wisconsin) during World War II and at the United States Armed Forces Institute (Wisconsin).

00:05:10 - Work at the State Department

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: And then what was your next career move after that?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses her work at the Department of State before being assigned to the Philippines.

00:10:15 - Work in the Philippines

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: All alone?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses her secretarial work in the Philippines for the State Department.

00:15:36 - Life in the Philippines

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: All right. So how did you enjoy living in Manila, probably pretty grim there.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses shopping and entertainment in Manila.

00:23:44 - Assignment in Portugal / Leaving the State Department

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Partial Transcript: Dunn: Yes, and then you wait for your next assignment, and you wonder where it‘ll be.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses her work in Lisbon, Portugal. Dunn also discusses her decision to resign from the State Department, and move to San Francisco to work for a newspaper. .

00:29:48 - Work for the CIA, part 1

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Partial Transcript: Dunn: And I stayed with the newspaper until I decided to call Frank, and I‘d known Frank in the Philippines.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses applying to work for the CIA, and describes the hiring process. She discusses her duties working for the CIA.

00:39:40 - Work for the CIA, part 2

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Right, so you were with the general for how long?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn continues her discussion of her work for the CIA in the early 1960s.

00:45:05 - Assignment in Vietnam, part 1

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Well, anyway, so, now we’re into ’64, ’65.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses her assignment to Vietnam and her experiences in Saigon.

00:54:41 - Assignment in Vietnam, part 2

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: How far was PX from you?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn continues discussing her work at the embassy in Saigon, and some of the friends she made.

00:58:32 - 1965 Embassy bombing, part 1

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Partial Transcript: Dunn: Oh yes, and then the fateful day came, when I ran out to go buy a little ceramic elephant.

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses the embassy bombing in 1965.

01:05:00 - 1965 Embassy bombing, part 2

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Partial Transcript: Dunn: And I thought I was the last one to go, because I couldn’t hear anybody

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses the injuries she received as a result of the bombing and the care she received at the hospital in Clark Air Force Base.

01:13:11 - Return to the United States

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: You were in the Philippines for how long before they moved you again?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses her return to the US where she continued to receive care for her injuries.

01:17:13 - Assignments to Thailand, Japan, and Pakistan / Concluding remarks

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Partial Transcript: Interviewer: Okay, so, now you had to decide whether your career was over or did they decide that for you?

Segment Synopsis: In this segment, Dunn discusses her assignments to Thailand, Japan, and Pakistan after her recovery. Dunn also discusses her retirement from the CIA. The interview is concluded.