Lt. Sharon Ann Lane - On the Wall
at 23W 112
Lt. Lane died from shrapnel wounds
when the 312th Evac. at Chu Lai was hit by rockets
on June 8, 1969. From Canton, OH, she was a month short
of her 26th birthday. She was posthumously awarded
the Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm and the Bronze
Star for Heroism. In 1970, the recovery room at Fitzsimmons
Army Hospital in Denver, where Lt. Lane had been assigned
before going to Viet Nam, was dedicated in her honor.
In 1973, Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH, where Lane
had attended nursing school, erected a bronze statue
of Lane. The names of 110 local servicemen killed in
Vietnam are on the base of the statue.
2nd Lt. Pamela
Dorothy Donovan - On the Wall at
Lt. Donovan, from Allston, MA,
became seriously ill and died on July 8, 1968. She
was assigned to the 85th Evac. in Qui Nhon. She was
26 years old.
Lt. Col. Annie
Ruth Graham - On the Wall at 48W
Chief Nurse at 91st Evac. Hospital,
Tuy Hoa. From Efland, NC, she suffered a stroke in
August 14, 1968 and was evacuated to Japan where she
died four days later. A veteran of both World War II
and Korea, she was 52.
Capt. Mary Therese
Klinker - On the Wall at 01W 122
Capt. Klinker, a flight nurse assigned
to Clark Air Base in the Philippines, was on the C-5A
Galaxy which crashed on April 4 outside Saigon while
evacuating Vietnamese orphans. This is known as the
Operation Babylift crash. From Lafayette, IN, she was
27. She was posthumously awarded the Airman's Medal
for Heroism and the Meritorious Service Medal.
2nd Lt. Carol
Ann Elizabeth Drazba - On the Wall
at 05E 046
2nd Lt. Elizabeth Ann Jones -
On the Wall at 05E 047
Lt. Drazba and Lt. Jones were assigned
to the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon. They died in a
helicopter crash near Saigon, February 18, 1966. Drazba
was from Dunmore, PA, Jones from Allendale, SC. Both
were 22 years old.
Grace Alexander - On the Wall at
1st Lt. Hedwig Diane Orlowski -
On the Wall at 31E 015
Capt. Alexander of Westwood, NJ,
and Lt. Orlowski of Detroit, MI, died November 30,
1967. Alexander, stationed at the 85th Evac., and Orlowski,
stationed at the 67th Evac. in Qui Nhon, had been sent
to a hospital in Pleiku to help out during a push.
With them when their plane crashed on the return trip
to Qui Nhon were two other nurses, Jerome E. Olmstead
of Clintonville, WI, and Kenneth R. Shoemaker, Jr.
of Owensboro, KY. Alexander was 27, Orlowski 23. Both
were posthumously awarded Bronze Stars.
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