Description - They Called Them Angels by Kathi Jackson
With the insight and intimacy of firsthand accounts from some of the thousands of army and navy nurses who served both stateside and overseas during World War II, this book tells the stories of the brave women who used any and all resources to save as many lives as possible. Although military nurses could have made more money as civilians, thousands chose to leave the security of home to care for the young men who went off to war. They were not saints but vibrant women whose performance changed both military and civilian nursing. Kathi Jackson's account follows army and navy nurses from the time they joined the military, through their active service, to their lives today. They Called Them Angels presents the stories of women who lived under extraordinary circumstances in an extraordinary time, women who even today bear emotional scars along with lasting pride.
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Author Biography - Kathi Jackson
Kathi Jackson's essays have been published in the Seattle Times, the Denver Post, and the Everett (WA) Herald. She lives in New Mexico. They Called Them Angels is now available as a play for production from the author.