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Ruth Kulvi | Army Nurse Corps - Army

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.

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Keywords   :     recruiting    Army Nurse Corps    Fort Sam Houston    Fitzsimons Army Hospital    Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center    Korean War    boot camp    marching

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  • Ruth Kulvi  |  Other Conflict  |  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  |  Other Conflict  |  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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