Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Ruth M. Gardiner-- Part 2: Died in Alaskan Theater
She entered Army nursing in January 1943 and served in the Alaskan Theater.
She died when her plane crashed while on a medical evacuation mission on July 27, 1943.
A hospital in Chicago was named for her on July 9, 1944. A crowd estimated at 3,000 attended the dedication.
The hospital had 1,250 beds.