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Item Number: VA062255
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Captain Eleanor Grace Alexander: Eleanor was on the plane from Pleiku with Hedwig Orlowski. A political activist, Eleanor kept abreast of current events and often voiced concern about the Vietnam conflict. Restless after six years as a surgical nurse at Madison Hospital in New York City, Eleanor joined the Army Nurse Corps in May 1967 and asked to be assigned to Vietnam. She was stationed at the 85th Field Evacuation Hospital, also at Qui Nhon. A native of Rivervale, New Jersey, Eleanor graduated from D'Youville College School of Nursing, Buffalo, New York, in 1961. The city of Rivervale has dedicated a park in her honor.

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VA062255, Penni Evans Collection, The Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive, Texas Tech University

Added: 07 Mar 2011 [Updated: 07 Mar 2011]