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Ruth M. Gardiner
Second Lieutenant, United States Army
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Gardiner General Hospital in Chicago, Illinois, is dedicated to the memory of Second Lieutenant Ruth M. Gardiner, the first Army nurse to be killed in a theater of operations during World War II.

Lieutenant Gardiner, a flight nurse, died in a plane crash near Nannek, Alaska, on 25 July 1943, while on an air evacuation mission.

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Posted: 27 July 2002 Updated: 5 March 2003 Updated: 20 April 2007
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