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2nd Lt. Ozzie Nelson is pictured in her Army uniform shortly after she joined the nursing corps during World War II ~

Ozzie Nelson, an ‘Army nurse attached to the Field Hospital, sailed for Europe abroad the ocean liner SS Ile de France late in World War II. It was the experience of a lifetime.

Four nurses in standard issue Army uniform carry all their gear during disembarkation onto Cape Gloucester, New Britain in August 1944 | The Digital Collections of the National WWII Museum : Oral Histories

Four nurses in standard issue Army uniform carry all their gear during disembarkation onto Cape Gloucester, New Britain in August 1944

Army Nurse Zelta Walker Hendricks joined the Army Nurse Corps on August 16, 1943. She was ranked 2nd lieutenant in the Army Air Corps (ANC). In May 1944 the official dress was changed to an ODcolor, for summer they wore a beige suite or dress. On duty a seersucker dress with matching cap.This uniform, along with the slacks and shirt, served the nurses overseas or on field duty. Her uniform is now at the Rigby Museum.

Army Nurse Zelta Walker Hendricks joined the Army Nurse Corps on August 16, 1943. She was ranked 2nd lieutenant in the Army Air Corps (ANC). In May 1944 the official dress was changed to an ODcolor, for summer they wore a beige suite or dress. On duty a seersucker dress with matching cap.This uniform, along with the slacks and shirt, served the nurses overseas or on field duty. Her uniform is now at the Rigby Museum.

Capt. Ed Lyman of Venice is pictured in his Army uniform during World War II. He served in Army Floating Transportation and wore a uniform with an anchor on his sleeve that more closely resembled Navy  dress. Photo provided.

Ed Lyman served as Acting General Secretary of Nuremberg War Crimes Commission

2nd Lt. Mary W. Harrison, U.S. Army Nurse Corps at Anzio, Italy, 1944. 21st General Hospital. She was awarded the Purple Heart for combat wounds received at Anzio during an air raid on 7 February 1944. Three other Nurses were killed

Harrison, U. Army Nurse Corps at Anzio, Italy, General Hospital. She was awarded the Purple Heart for combat wounds received at Anzio during an air raid on 7 February Three other Nurses were killed

Mildred Dalton Manning, Army nurse and World War II prisoner, dies at 98 - The Washington Post

Mildred Dalton Manning, Army nurse and WWII prisoner, dies at 98

Last Angel of Bataan. Mildred Dalton Manning died March 8 at age She was an Army nurse held prisoner by the Japanese in the Philippines for almost three years during World War II. the Baatan nurses suffered PTSD, but live somewhat normal lives.

Hazel Jones, ANC ( Army Nurse Corps) circa 1943

Hazel Jones, ANC ( Army Nurse Corps) circa 1943 / looks like a movie star

Frank and Felix De Rosa (left to right) are pictured in this World War II photograph. At the time Frank was 16 and in the Navy and Felix as 19 and serving in the Army. Photo provided

Frank and Felix De Rosa (left to right) are pictured in this World War II photograph. At the time Frank was 16 and in the Navy and Felix as 19 and serving in the Army.

Portrait of Army Nurse Bernice B. McCormack taken in April 1945. She joined the ANC in March 1942 and was stationed at Fort Adams and Fort Getty in Rhode Island until December 1942 when she was transferred to Charleston, SC, for overseas training. McCormack set sail later that month, with stops in Cuba, Trinidad, and Ascension Island before reaching Ghana on 12/1/1943. On March 7 when she was transferred to Dakar, Senegal, where she remained until February 1944. She passed away on 24/9/2007…

Portrait of Army Nurse Bernice B. McCormack taken in April 1945. She joined the ANC in March 1942 and was stationed at Fort Adams and Fort Getty in Rhode Island until December 1942 when she was transferred to Charleston, SC, for overseas training. McCormack set sail later that month, with stops in Cuba, Trinidad, and Ascension Island before reaching Ghana on 12/1/1943. On March 7 when she was transferred to Dakar, Senegal, where she remained until February 1944. She passed away on 24/9/2007…

Pete Marlo poses with a water pipe somewhere in North Africa after Allied forces ran the Germans out. Photo provided

Pete Marlo poses with a water pipe somewhere in North Africa after Allied forces ran the Germans out.

Operation Tiger was supposed to be a dry run, a dress rehearsal for the D-Day Invasion during World War II a few weeks away. What it turned out to be was a disaster for the Allied troops that has been covered up for almost 60 years.

Operation Tiger was a man-killer – Manasota Key man participated in mock invasion that killed 749 American GIs

His Leica camera with a wide angle lens dangles from a strap around his neck and his M-14 rifle in hand, Mike Hirsh is ready to take on the Viet Cong in the jungles of Vietnam 40 years ago. Photo provided

Mike Hirsh says Vietnam was ‘useless war’

“We were headed back to Pearl Harbor in our LST (Landing Ship Tank) to pick up another load of troops and equipment when the typhoon hit,” the 84-year-old local resident said. “It was bad and I was scared, more scared than I ever was in battle.”

“We were headed back to Pearl Harbor in our LST (Landing Ship Tank) to pick up another load of troops and equipment when the typhoon hit,” the local resident said. “It was bad and I was scared, more scared than I ever was in battle.

"I went over the fantail of the carrier in my life jacket into a sea of black oil. For 3 1/2 hours I swam around in 6 inches of oil and was finally picked up by an old World War I destroyer.

"I went over the fantail of the carrier in my life jacket into a sea of black oil. For 3 hours I swam around in 6 inches of oil and was finally picked up by an old World War I destroyer.

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