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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE FRENCH RIVIERA: 1952

Sticking Point: 1942

Sticking Point: 1942

November 1942. Babies' Hospital, New York. "Student nurses, like Susan Petty of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, are rendering their country a great service by making it possible for experienced nurses to join the Army or Navy Nurse Corps. Relieved of such civilian duties as administering injections to patients like this smiling youngster, graduate nurses are tending America's fighting men in distant parts of the world." Photo by Fritz Henle, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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What A Wonderful Life!

Reading such an obituary makes me grateful (and only slightly envious) that such wonderful young people, such as she seemed to be in these pictures during the War, could have had such an enviable and productive life up to the end of it all. While it's sad to read of her passing, it's not totally surprising that someone of her age is gone now, considering she lived to be 94!

Susan Petty, Nurse

Susan Petty passed away in 2014. Here is her obituary.

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicagotribune/obituary.aspx?n=susan-p...

 
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