Frances Parker, 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army Nurse Corps.
Service Dates: January 5, 1943 - January 26, 1946.
European Theater: Started in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; went overseas to Europe on the "Queen Elizabeth" with the 48th General Hospital. Set up DDay Hospital near Winchester, England, June 5, 1944. On August 11, 1944, went to 46th Field Hospital. Head Nurse when her Unit moved to Paris Hospital 'Hospital Larborsiae'. Worked at an evacuation hospital during Battle of the Bulge. Signed up again and was assigned to the 229th General Hospital at Marseilles, France. Then left for the Pacific on the maiden voyage of the USS General Aultman; Went to Phillipines, at which point she'd acquired enough "points" to come home.
Thanks to Francis (Parker) Butcher for this photo and account of her military service; and to Bobbi Huck for providing the material for this web page.
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The Western Star, March 8, 1945.
Finds Coldwater Soldier Wounded
Lieut. Frances Parker, Coldwater Army Nurse, wrote her parents, Rev. and Mrs. M. W. Parker of Coldwater, that she had found in a hospital a wounded soldier, Pfc. Carl Schenk Jr., of Coldwater and visited with him often. Carl a son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Schenk, who live south of Coldwater, was seriously wounded on February 8 but is now improving.
Pfc. Carl H. SCHENK, Jr., U.S. Army
Surnames: Parker & Schenk.
Thanks to Shirley Brier for finding, transcribing and contributing the above news article to this web site!
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