Margaret Uhler Wilson – Lieutenant, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Margaret Uhler Wilson, 80, a retired registered nurse who was an Army veteran of World War II, died of respiratory arrest March 1, 1998 at Alexandria Hospital. She lived in Alexandria, Virginia.

Mrs. Wilson, a native of Pennsylvania, graduated from Allentown General Hospital School of Nursing in 1939 and three years later received a commission in the Army Nurse Corps.

She served with the 51st Field Hospital, deployed to support the 1944 invasion of Normandy. Her unit traveled closely behind U.S. troops as they crossed France, Belgium and began to enter Germany.

For her service as a surgical nurse, she received the Bronze Star. In the years after the war, she accompanied her husband, Gleason W. Wilson, an Army officer who later retired as a lieutenant colonel, on military assignments in the United States and abroad.

A few years after the couple settled in the Washington area in 1960, Mrs. Wilson began working at Prince George's County General Hospital. She held a number of staff and teaching positions before her retirement in 1981.

In addition to her husband, of Alexandria, survivors include two children, retired Army Lt. Col. James Gleason Wilson of Alexandria and Ann R. Wilson of Havertown, Pa.; two brothers; and two grandchildren.

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