Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Ruth M. Gardiner-- Part 1: First Nurse Killed In Line of Duty
In the June 10 post, I wrote about the Chicago Beach Hotel being turned into a hospital named Gardiner General Hospital. It was named for Ruth M. Gardiner, the first nurse to lose her life in World War II while in the line of duty.
May 20, 1914 to July 27, 1943. Nurse in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.
She trained as a nurse at the White Haven, Pennsylvania, Sanitarium and graduated in 1934.