Clipped From Kingsport Times-News
Mr. and P. T. ten have Fordtown, member armed has He is at he overseas g the 56th assigned h e v i - the to men Company Battalion Pvt Ruth Bailey Pvt. Ruth Bailey Serves In Air Evacuee Hospital Interested in nursing for many years, Pvt. Ruth Bailey, of Kings- fort, joined the WAC as a assistant in July, 1944, and is caring for patients in the Air Evacuee .Ward of the Debarkation Hospital at Hamilton Field, Qalif., where the wounded are flown directly from Pacific war zones. Private Bailey was a textile quality control inspector in Kingsport and spent her off duty hours as Nurse's Aide at the Holston Valley Community Hospital beforÂ«.she entered the WAC. Enlisting in Kingsport, she took her basic training Fort Ogletuorpe, Ga., followed by 10-week medical and surgical technician's course at the Wakeman General Hospital, Camp Atterbury, Ind., and four weeks of practical training at the Woodrow Wilson General Hospital, Staunton,- Vn. WAC medic arrived nt her present station on February 14. At the Debarkation hospital, Private Bailey assists the doctors nurÂ»es in dressing wounds, taking temperatures and blood pressures and feeding and bathing the men. Private Bnilcy is the niece of Mae Dillow, 141 W. Wanola Street. Her aon. 10-yonr-old Richard Bailey, lives with his grandparents, Mr. MrÂ«. E. W. Bailey of 1617 Road. She has one brother in the service, T/5 Ernest Billow, now stationed in England.