Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Delmar Army Nurse in Normandy Since D-Day

Lt. Doris Brittingham, daughter of Mrs. M. S. Brittingham and the late Mr. Brittingham of Delmar and a classmate, Lt. Emily Nickerson of Wilmington have been in Normandy since D-Day.

They were graduated in 1941 together, enlisted at the same time and were commissioned in February 1941.  They received their training at Fort Slocum, N. Y. and went overseas together and were among the first nurses to go to England.

After the invasion of North Africa they shared a tent together in a field hospital nd later followed the troops to Salerno.

After duty in Italy they returned to England for a rest and additional training before the invasion of France.

Both nurses are mentioned in a book, "Helmets and Lipstick" written by Lt. Ruth G. Haskell, an Army nurse.

Above from the Salisbury Times July 24, 1944

Below Obit 2015 Detroit Michigan 
She passed away at the age of 94. Dear wife of the late Frank (Simion) . Devoted mother of the late Esther (Dan) Jones. Beloved grandmother of Hope, Holly, and the late Heather. She served her country as a 1st Lt. in the 48th Surgical Unit during WWII. She received European, African, Middle Eastern Service Ribbons and eight Bronze Stars. Military Honors were performed at the cemetery. The Funeral Mass was held at St. Clement Church. Arrangements by McFarland Foss Funeral Home.

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