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MASH Nurse remembers what it was like...

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emmalou*

Specializes in Med/Surg; aged care; OH&S. Has 14 years experience.

Lovely article. I have the utmost of admiration for those nurses back then who chose difficult vocations, particularly in countries so foreign to them, and particularly in war zones.

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psalm, RN

Specializes in Staff nurse.

Wonderful news story, thank you for bringing it to our attention.

Thanks for that story. Our family visits the cemeteries here and the local auxilary has a prayer and raises the flag and a 21 gun salute. Then we put flags and flowers on graves. My husband's family has lived here since about 1850 - there are a lot of graves of his family members to place flowers on - usually iris' from my mil's garden. :flwrhrts:

steph

This was a great article, thanks for sharing it. This nurse was definetly dedicated to her job and others I can't imagine the sacrifice she made for all of us as well as this country. I commend her bravery and dedication. This is what memorial day is really about remembrance of those wgo sacrficed and are still sacrificing for peace. Very touching article

Who?Me?

Specializes in OR, public health, dialysis, geriatrics.

MASH is one of the reasons I became a nurse! LOL! Having been an active duty Air Force nurse and still a military spouse, I see every day what our military families go through--separations, reunions, long-hours, etc. Civilian families go through the same things; but perhaps at a less frequent pace and usually without gunfire and bombs.

I am very proud having been part of the US military and being a military spouse. I am currently living overseas and have had the chance to visit Normandy, go to the US cemeteries and walk along Utah and Omaha Beaches-very sobering. It is a pity that humans haven't been able to learn a darn thing from history and seem doomed to repeat the same mistakes over and over again.

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