Vietnam War Nurses at the Ready

Seventeen Personal Accounts


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About the Book

This second volume of accounts by nurses who served with U.S. forces in Vietnam presents recollections of 17 women who cared for American casualties. They faced overwhelming trauma, conflicting emotions and isolation while caring for wounded at frontline hospitals, aboard ships and in medical centers. Representing the army and navy, their experiences of struggle, friendship and love formed their professional and personal lives.

About the Author(s)

Patricia Rushton is a retired associate professor of nursing at Brigham Young University. She is a veteran of the Vietnam War and Operation Desert Storm and retired as a commander in the United States Navy Nurse Corps Reserve.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Patricia Rushton
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 248
Bibliographic Info: 18 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-9097-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4882-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1

Phyllis Barkus 3

Virginia R. Beeson 11

Carol Keith Brautigam 34

Gloria and John (Jack) Caffrey 46

Elaine J. Dlouhy 68

Ellen Komarek Duvall 79

Anne Kuhn Gartner 93

Susan Searle Jackson 113

Irma Klaetke 127

Helen Bergin Kranz 139

Susan Stuart Miller 148

Patricia J. O’Hare 156

Nancy J. Owen 161

Janet Page Price 187

Elizabeth Roach 198

Stella Ann Ross 205

Index 237

Book Reviews & Awards

“People who read Vietnam War Nurses at the Ready: Seventeen Personal Accounts are in for a real eye-opener…collectively, the nurses’ spellbinding memories resemble a plot line for a sprawling novel…their stories about these adventures are equally as entertaining and enlightening as what they say about the Vietnam War.”—VVA Veteran