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By Diane Burke Fessler

No Time for worry summons the voices of greater than a hundred ladies who served as nurses abroad in the course of global battle II, allowing them to inform their tale as not anyone else can. Fessler has meticulously compiled and transcribed greater than 2 hundred interviews with American army nurses of the military, military Air strength, and military who have been found in all theaters of WWII. Their tales convey to existence awful stories of affliction and hassle, blinding blizzards, and close to starvation---all confronted with braveness, tenacity, or even stable humor. This exact oral-history assortment makes on hand to readers a big counterpoint to the possible never-ending discussions of procedure, making plans, and troop circulation that frequently represent discussions of the second one international War.   

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M. S. Army, Retired Page xiv Stationed at Schofield Barracks, Territory of Hawaii, when Japanese bombs hit Pearl Harbor and the surrounding military bases in 1941, M. Irene Clark Woodman tells of that harrowing time in this book. She later served as the twelfth chief of the Army Nurse Corps from 1963 to 1967. Retiring after thirty years' service with the rank of colonel, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. After retirement Colonel Clark married Professor Ernest A.

They also experienced the pleasures of learning new cultures and the joys of making lasting friendships. Nurses persevered and provided the highest quality of care under the most adverse conditions, often against the greatest odds. They made a real difference in the lives of their patientsI can assure you that no higher compliment can be paid. They are the future of their professiona most glorious profession. Their story is our nation's story. DANIEL K. INOUYE United States Senator Page xi While serving as a platoon commander in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Lieutenant Inouye was seriously wounded in action near Aulla, Italy, in April 1944.

Their story is our nation's story. DANIEL K. INOUYE United States Senator Page xi While serving as a platoon commander in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, Lieutenant Inouye was seriously wounded in action near Aulla, Italy, in April 1944. For heroism he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and three Purple Hearts. In his autobiography, Journey to Washington (Prentice Hall, 1967), Senator Inouye gives tribute to an army nurse who helped him in Leghorn, Italy: I wish I could remember her nameI'll never forget her facebut all I remember is that she came from Eagle Pass, Texas, and as far as I was concerned she was the best damn nurse in the United States Army.

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