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Major Margaret E. Bailey became the first African American nurse promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Army Nurse Corps.

Lt. Florie E. Gant...tends a patient at a prisoner-of war hospital somewhere in England.

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Lillian Smith (right) congratulating Mrs. Mabel Keaton Staupers (left), winner of the 36th Springarn medal for outstanding work in the integration of African American nurses into the American nursing profession, in Atlanta.

Army nurse Hazel W. Johnson became first African American woman brigadier (one-star) general and first African American Chief of the Army Nurse Corps.

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Capt. Della H. Raney, Army Nurse Corps, who now heads the nursing staff at the station hospital at Camp Beale, CA - NARA. She became the first African American accepted into the Army Nurse Corps.

Some of the first black nurses to serve in the US Army, standing outside their quarters at Camp Sherman, Chillocothe, OH

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Marcella (Ryan) LeBeau, a member of the Two Kettle Band of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, served in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during World War II, treating D-Day battle casualties. While stationed in Liege, Belgium, LeBeau remembers a German plane…

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Suiko Kumagai, a Nisei, or second generation Japanese American, committed her life to serving her nation. Kumagai refused to marry, saying she “married Uncle Sam.” She became a student nurse shortly before the December 7, 1941, Japanese attack on…

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Charlotte (Anderson) Monture, of the Six Nations Grand River Reserve in Canada, served as one of the few American Indian Army nurses during World War I. Wanting to seek new opportunities, Monture attended the New Rochelle School of Nursing in New…
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