#WarriorWednesday: The Navy-Army Nurses Act

“Serve with Pride and Patriotism” Artwork by Lloyd Nolan. Navy Recruiting Aids Facility Poster. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 67041

“Serve with Pride and Patriotism” Artwork by Lloyd Nolan. Navy Recruiting Aids Facility Poster. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 67041

It’s 1947 and Congress passes Army-Navy Nurses Act, giving Navy Nurse Corps members commissioned rank. The U.S. Navy Nurse Corps volunteered on board ‪‎US Navy‬ ships beforehand, such as during the Civil War on board USS Red Rover and during the Spanish-American War on board USS Solace (AH 2).

Navy Nurses pictured on board USS Solace (AH-5) in June 1945. NHHC Photograph Collection, L-File, Ships.

Navy Nurses pictured on board USS Solace (AH-5) in June 1945. NHHC Photograph Collection, L-File, Ships.

A collection of images depicts the past and present of retired U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Omilio Halder Jensen, a World War II flight nurse, compiled in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in Denver, Colo., May 13, 2008. Illustration by Lieutenant Kris Hooper. DOD Still Media Photograph: 080513-N-4965H-001.

A collection of images depicts the past and present of retired U.S. Navy Lt. j.g. Omilio Halder Jensen, a World War II flight nurse, compiled in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps in Denver, Colo., May 13, 2008. Illustration by Lieutenant Kris Hooper. DOD Still Media Photograph: 080513-N-4965H-001.

Navy Nurses. At the U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1914. They are wearing the indoor duty uniform. Courtesy of the Nursing Division, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, September 1962. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 52970.

Navy Nurses. At the U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1914. They are wearing the indoor duty uniform. Courtesy of the Nursing Division, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, September 1962. NHHC Photograph Collection, NH 52970.

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