OH 1671

For the Tarrant County War Veterans Oral History Project. World War II veteran. Childhood and education in San Antonio, Texas; challenges of the Great Depression; decision to enter John Sealy College of Nursing of the University of Texas; decision to enlist in U.S. Army Reserves, January 1941; service in U.S. Army Nursing Corps at hospitals in Colorado and California; deployment to Pacific Theater; work with 118th General Hospital in Australia, New Guinea, the Philippines, and Japan; experiences with injured soldiers, civilians, and prisoners of war; descriptions of wartime destruction in Philippines and Japan; social life among nurses; opinions regarding use of atomic weapons; family’s history in Central Texas; return to San Antonio and service at Brooke Army Medical Center through Korean War era; education at San Francisco State University; return to Army service and service at several hospitals concluding with Brooke; 1963 retirement; interest in travel; memories of 1968 San Antonio Hemisfair; decision to relocate to Fort Worth; opinions regarding military service and women’s roles in armed forces.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 113 pp. plus documents (20 pp.)
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Janice Quick
Date of Interview October 24, 2007

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