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Ruth Kulvi | Army Nurse Corps

2:08   |   Ruth Kulvi describes her life growing up during the great depression, and her family's contributions to the war effort. At a very young age, she starts the path toward joining the Army Nurse Corps.

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Keywords   :     Army Nurse Corps    World War II    Great Depression    Chicago    Comiskey Park    Work Progress Administration (WPA)    Pearl Harbor    Declaration of War

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  • Ruth Kulvi  |  N/A  |  Army Nurse Corps  |  8:16

    Kulvi endures a rigid education before being recruited into the Army Nurse Corps. While in training, she faces personal and professional challenges, including an unwelcome introduction to competitive drinking.

  • Ruth Kulvi  |  N/A  |  Army Nurse Corps  |  5:21

    Stationed in Okinawa, Ruth Kulvi experiences multiple life-threatening typhoons. Her first priority is the safety of the soldiers and children whose lives are imperiled by the merciless storms. While attempting to relocate a sick GI, her team must brave intense winds and stubborn roads.

  • Ruth Kulvi  |  N/A  |  Army Nurse Corps  |  3:53

    Kulvi's Army career lasts well into her later years, taking her from Kentucky to Germany to Walter Reed in D.C. She works her way to a Masters Degree, endures a serious back injury, and navigates the challenges of being a woman in a rapidly changing military - all the while raising her departed sister's children.

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