I know I said we were finishing Norm's story on Saturday but there are so many other interesting aspects. When researching his rehabilitation hospitals, I wondered why he was sent to Louisville. Again, the internet is an wonderful thing. Nichols specialized in Nerve Repair. It is amazes me that, in the days before easy communication and the volume of wounded men, that individual soldiers got the appropriate care at the right facility.
This is from a web site on Kentucky women and the Civil Rights Movement as part of an oral history project:
Constance Cline Phillips of North Carolina dropped out of college and signed up for the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in February 1945. After attending six weeks of basic training at Fort Des Moines in Iowa, she spent four months in X-ray technician school at Camp Atterbury in Indiana. Then, she was stationed at Nichols General Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky from August 1945 to March 1946 when it was closed.