Vietnam War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 18 Americans

Vietnam War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 18 Americans


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Vietnam War Nurses: Personal Accounts of 18 Americans by Patricia Rushton

Eighteen nurses who served in the United States military nurse corps during the Vietnam War present their personal accounts in this book. They represent all military branches and both genders. They served in the theater of combat, in the United States, and in countries allied with the U.S. They served in front line hospitals, hospital ships, large medical centers and small clinics. They speak of caring for casualties during a conflict filled with controversy—and of patriotism, of the nursing profession, of travel and the adventure of friendship and love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786473526
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 04/18/2013
Pages: 196
Sales rank: 559,935
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Patricia Rushton is a retired associate professor of nursing at Brigham Young University. She is a veteran of the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm. She retired as a commander in the United States Navy Nurse Corps Reserve.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Elizabeth R. Barker 5

Catherine (Kay) M. Bauer 11

Lou Ellen Bell 22

Karen Born 43

Mary Breed 55

Linda Caldwell 64

Alene B. Duerk 78

Merlan Owen Ellis 90

Lois Gay 100

Sandra Kirkpatrick Holmes 107

Lynn Calmes Kohl 119

Mitchel A. McDonald 128

Mary Lou Ostergren-Bruner 135

Ruth E. Purinton 142

Maria V. Rossi 151

Mary Ellen Warne 157

Harry A. Wesche 166

Odette P. Willis 173

References 183

Index 185

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