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"Letter to Eleanor..."

   Rhona Marie Knox Prescott
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Ronnie Knox near An Khe [detail]
War: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
Branch: Army Nurse Corps
Unit: 3rd Field Hospital; 616th Clearing Company; 85th Evacuation Hospital
Service Location: Texas; Virginia; Georgia; Oklahoma; South Korea; Saigon, An Khe, and Qui Nhon, South Vietnam
Rank: Captain
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Fellow nurse Captain, Eleanor Grace Alexander, envied Rhona Marie who had more operating experience in the field. Eleanor was disappointed not to be picked for the emergency surgical team on 24-hour call to fly into the battle zone areas. As fate would have it, only Eleanor was in quarters when the call came. She grabbed Rhona Marie's gear and jacket...

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»Letter to Eleanor, 1991
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