"Courage Under Fire"

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Title

"Courage Under Fire"

Subject

Unit Commendation for the work of the 95th Evacuation Hospital in Anzio, Italy

Description

The document shown is of a Unit Commendation issued to the 95th Evacuation Hospital on April 10, 1944, by the CG Fifth United States Army. The unit is commended for their choice to set up tents and continue treating patients while being bombarded by aerial enemy fire, and then for their continued efficient service in a field outside of the bombing. This is commending the staff (including the nurses serving there, such as Lt. Helen Talboy) at the hospital for their calm and brave reaction to the circumstances they were experiencing, showing that women serving as nurses were not only in danger, but were also able to receive recognition from the military for their sacrifice, just like the soldiers they cared for and their make colleagues.

Creator

CG Fifth United States Army

Source

World War 2 United States Medical Research Centre: "95th Evacuation Hospital, Unit History," Photo of "Text of Unit Commendation Awarded by the CG Fifth United States Army," April 10, 1944, Accessed April 28, 2020: https://www.med-dept.com/unit-histories/95th-evacuation-hospital/

Publisher

CG Fifth United States Army and the World War 2 United States Medical Research Centre

Date

Accessed April 27, 2020

Format

Image of framed document (jpg)

Language

English

Type

Text

Identifier

Unit Commendation for the 95th Evacuation Hospital, April 10, 1944

Coverage

US Military Hospitals in WWII, Nurses in WWII, US Army in WWII

Text Item Type Metadata

Text

Unit Commendation to the 95th Evacuation Hospital in Anzio, Italy, April 1944

Original Format

Paper Document in Frame

Collection

Citation

CG Fifth United States Army , “"Courage Under Fire",” US Nurses in World War II, accessed January 23, 2022, https://usnursesww2.omeka.net/items/show/61.