Stories from World War II:
WWII Navy Nurse recalls her time treating wounded Sailors
8 December 2016 By Petty Officer 1st Class Tim D. Godbee, Defense Media Activity
In the quiet town of Earleville, Maryland a woman with poise and grace celebrated a quiet 94th birthday, a day after the U.S. saw its largest attack, a day that would live in infamy.
Video produced by: Petty Officer 2nd Class Nicolas Lopez, Defense Media Activity
Ensign Millicent Hignett Wagner (ret.) served as a Navy Nurse Corps Officer during WWII and sat down with All Hands Magazine to tell her story.
Wagner, a native of Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, treated wounded Sailors from the Pacific theater of the war at Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Later, she served at the Naval Hospital in Dublin, Georgia.
"Philadelphia was so busy and active because we had so many wounded Sailors there," Wagner said. "We were in charge of everything: medication, giving the IVs and treating the wounds. We assisted in any surgeries. At the time we were getting a lot of burn cases from the Pacific and they were very difficult to take care of. They were in a lot of pain."http://www.navy.mil/ah_online/deptStory.asp?issue=3&dep=8&id=98028