Let us not forget the nurses who worked through the attack on Pearl Harbor – and throughout the War.
There were about 80 nurses serving in the Army Medical Facilities in Hawaii in 1941. Those nurses treated conditions such as burns from burning fuel in the water, shock from injuries, and gunshot schrapnel. Many of them worked throughout the Pacific Theater on hospital ships and in air evac planes. Approximately 200 or more Army nurses lost their lives during World War II and 67 Army and 16 Navy nurses were held as prisoners of war by the Japanese.