First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps

First Women in the Army: U.S. Army Nurse Corps (HM1QDG)

Location: San Francisco, CA 94129 San Francisco County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 48.054', W 122° 27.257'

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We march along with faith undaunted /
Beside our gallant fighting men /
whenever they are sick or wounded
We nurse them back to health again
As long as healing hands are wanted
You'll find the nurses of the Corps

— Anthem of the Army Nurse Corps

The U.S. Army Nurse Corps was established in 1901. Nurses were the first women in the Army. The U.S. Army General Hospital at the Presidio was the first Army hospital to employ them. By 1902, 41 nurses along with 11 military and civilian surgeons and 180 men of the Hospital Corps provided care at Letterman Hospital.

In 1915 and 1916, two large buildings were built beyond this stone wall to house the Nurse Corps. In 1918, Letterman Hospital hosted the first Army School of Nursing. Army nurses received military commission in the Regular Army starting in 1947. Men were admitted to the Nurse Corps in 1956.
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HM NumberHM1QDG
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, January 5th, 2016 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 548041 N 4183865
Decimal Degrees37.80090000, -122.45428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 48.054', W 122° 27.257'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 48' 3.24" N, 122° 27' 15.42" W
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Area Code(s)415
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 218 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco CA 94129, US
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