In this pic, Lt. Marie was on-duty, retrieving some hydrogen peroxide to clean a wound. Her uniform is a one-piece wrap-around dress that tied on two sides. It’s a light-weight brown and white striped, seer-sucker dress. The cap was made of the same fabric and was worn with brown shoes and hose. Dresses were shorter than worn in the 1930s to save fabric. After the war, the dress length dropped dramatically. Many ladies inserted a contrasting or matching fabric to make the dress longer.
This is another clicking camera surprise at Walter Reed. Lt Marie was dressing a wound. A brave, wounded soldier, you ask? No. A young man who fell while skating.
This November 11th, America will honor her veterans of all wars. Being from a family of pack rats, Old Granny has agreed to share some of her souvenirs of her stint as a nurse in the Army during World War II. At ninety-one years old, Lt. Marie is feisty with an amazing memory for detail. Because she values her privacy, I agreed to omit her last name and call her Lt. Marie. Lt. Marie maintained all of her records from the time she graduated from nursing school and joined the Army Nurse Corps in April, 1945 to her discharge the following year after the war ended. The pic is Lt. Marie in her dress uniform.
Lt. Marie will share some pics and papers (and an occasional true story) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays throughout the month, while I’m trying to write 50,000 words in 30 days. If necessary, use the magnification button in the bottom right corner to read the text of the docs. Next year, Papa’s WWII pics of England when he was stationed in London to repair the ships as they returned to port.