ANNA MAE HAYES
Army Nurse Corps
When World War II began, she volunteered for service in the Army Nurse Corps. She was assigned to the University of Pennsylvania Hospital Unit which emerged in India as the 20th General Hospital. Hayes stayed in the Army doing another stint of foreign service in Korea. She became the chief nurse in a series of Army hospitals including Walter Reed, advanced to the grade of Colonel and was selected to head the Army Nurse Corps in September 1967. Several years later was promoted to Brig. General. General Hayes retired from the Army on August 31, 1971 with 30 years of service at which time General Westmoreland presented her with the Distinguished Service Medal.
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