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WWII nurses’families reunite

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Nurses from the 16th Field Hospital are pictured in this World Ward II photo. Courtesy photoPauline Ruth Patterson, Christie Bryant, Susan Quisenberry, Marilyn Morris, Connie Heath, Janette Cox, Janice Pinney and Pauline Speer reunite in 2010 in Elgin as the children of nurses from the 16th Field Hospital during World War II. Courtesy photo

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the children of the 16th Field Hospital nurses held a reunion at the home of Marilyn Marzec Morris.The day was spent remembering the good and the bad times that the nurses encountered while in the United States Army from 1941 to 1945.There were 18 nurses assigned to the 16th Field Hospital. They were broken up into three platoons. Some were on the front line just behind the fighting to help the wounded soldiers. Some were in the operating room, while others helped in the recovery room and later helped stabilize the recovering soldiers. They worked 12 hours a ...

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