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Elizabeth Carroll Nalls

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  1. Thanks everyone. This is a very interesting exchange - great history lesson and photos. My (maternal) great-grandfather - Guy Harrison Locke - was a member of the Bradford, PA unit (Co. C) of the 16th Pennsylvania. His cousin joined from TItusville (Co. K). Both deployed to "Porto" Rico and were involved in the Coamo battle. Only man in our family to go off to war and actually be "home by Christmas." Bradford has a nice Spanish-American war memorial - one plaque honoring those who died on the Maine - and one for all who fought in the war.
  2. Hi, Kurt. You asked about Endre Brunner's books. Most of them were medical, but he did write an article on amphibious medicine (some of the trial and error they went through). Regards, Elizabeth 442 SURVEY GRAPHIC Amphibious Medicine Here is the dramatic story of naval medical victories as we invaded enemy strongholds, whether on the beaches of Europe or the islands of the Pacific. COMMANDER ENDRE K. BRUNNER, M.C., U.S, R. Here's the link: http://www.archive.org/stream/surveygraphic34survrich/surveygraphic34survrich_djvu.txt
  3. Gentlemen, I can help you. The uniform clearly belonged to my grandfather, Dr. Endre K. Brunner - a Naval Medical Officer assigned to the Marines. He was an amazing man with an incredible life story. He was born in Debrecen, Hungary in 1900, the son of an opthamologist. He fought in the Austro-Hungarian Army in WWI (Italian Front), escaped from Hungary (Romanian occupation) and came to the U.S. with the aid of an uncle in New York, and finished his medical training at New York University (although, when he discovered that the US had imposed Prohibition, he said he had his doubts...). When WWII broke out, he volunteered to serve his new country, shut down his Park Avenue medical practice, and spent the next six or so years in the military. He saw some of the most horrific battles. During one, he kept losing young Marines on his operating table on the ship so (according to family lore, against orders) he got into a landing craft and set up his surgery on the beach. He was hit by shrapnel, and after operating on himself, resumed operating on others. (Again, according to family lore) the Admiral (pos Royal) sent an MP team ashore to drag him back to the ship. In addition to the Purple Heart, he was awarded a Bronze Star. He wrote a really interesting paper on amphibious warfare medicine - available online. Returning to the U.S., he ran several VA Hospitals - and Rutland Heights State Hospital in Mass later on. Around 1960, he joined the newly-established US Agency for International Development and served in Paraguay, Bolivia, and Libya helping those developing countries set up public health systems. He contined as a hospital administrator well into his 70s, and continued teaching well into his 90s. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Thank you for posting the picture of the uniform - it was very interesting to see. Elizabeth
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