Somewhere in France, after an evacuation-hospital outfit was forced to fall back before the fury of the German counterattack, Captain Jean Trucky of the Army Nurse Corps wrote:

"Our hospital commanding officer told me we must leave five nurses behind to care for the most serious cases and to assist in the operating room. For a moment I couldn't see how I could choose five when I myself was not allowed to remain. So I decided to ask for volunteers. ... I had a lump in my throat at the hands which went up before the words were scarcely out of my...

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