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Frontera: Women in the Military

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Women in the Military

Army Nurse Corps @ Fort Bliss

The Army Nurse Corps was established in 1901.  See also other military nurse names and sources on this page.

Brown, Heidi, Major General  Borderlands article: 

De Laney, Ramona E., Retd. Col.   military nurse / Army Nurse Corps  

UTEP Special Collections MS546 De Laney (Ramona E.) papers nursing; military; women; Korea; Vietnam 1935-2006

Gunn, Ira P.  1927-2011.  Military Nurse Anesthesist

Lt. Colonel visionary and tireless advocate for the profession of nurse anesthesia,  Buried in Arlington Cemetery. Follow link below:

Hawley-Bowland, Carla (Ret) Major General

Johnson, Shoshanna  First U.S. black female prisoner of war

Kelly, Charlee, Lt Colonel -- One of the first women to enlist in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps in 1942, she was with the first group of WAAC officers sent to the South Pacific during World War II. 

Offutt, Jean spokeswoman for Ft. Bliss, El Paso Hall of Fame member 

Rodgers, Marie Col. Ret. Army Nurse who volunteered to serve in Vietnam

Woman's Auxiliary Army Corps (later known as the Woman's Army Corps)  

arrives in El Paso March 1943 , headquartered here from 1944-1946 

Research tips

Note details that might seem insignificant at first glance, in case one finds other information later.

Women's information is often found through researching the men in their lives (i.e. husband, fathers, etc.) so the notes here might only state that Mrs. X was married to Mr. X who was important for some reason, but in researching him, there might be information about his wife found later.

Research full text of local newspaper articles back to 1881 in this database available to EPCC users and in person in EPCC Libraries: 

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