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313th Station Hospital Unit History added. Saturday 3rd December, 2016

We are pleased to announce the addition of the 313th Station Hospital Unit History to our website. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation. The MRC Staff are still looking for additional material related to the unit's final operations in the European Theater of Operations, and would welcome any inputs from our readers.

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New Document Download added. Wednesday 9th November, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we have now been able to upload a new Document for our readers to access. This one is entitled "Victory Order of the Day"; a small booklet printed in 1945. It contains a number of messages related to the Allied Victory (V-E Day) and signed by some very important Allied Officials. The Document can be found in the Downloads menu of the main website navigation.

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200th Medical Hospital Ship Complement Unit History added. Tuesday 18th October, 2016

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new Unit History to our website. This one looks at the service of the 200th Medical Hospital Ship Complement (and its operation of US Army Hospital Ship Louis A. Milne) during World War 2. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation.

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189th General Hospital Unit History added. Friday 23rd September, 2016

With the precious assistance of the late Lynn F. McNulty, and Barbara Knipe Janssen, daughter of Lt. Colonel Herman G. Janssen, Jr. who served with the 189th General Hospital in the European Theater, we are pleased to announce the addition of our new Unit History. This one focuses on the WW2 service of the 189th General Hospital. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation.

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80th General Hospital Unit History added. Thursday 1st September, 2016

We are pleased to announce that a new Unit History focusing on the service of the 80th General Hospital during WW2 is now available on our website. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation.

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298th General Hospital Unit History added. Saturday 30th July, 2016

We are pleased to announce the addition of a new Unit History to our website. This one looks at the service of the 298th General Hospital during WW2. The new texts can be found in the "Unit Histories" menu of the main website navigation. We are still looking for information regarding the unit's last stages of operation as well as a complete Personnel Roster. In case any of our readers are able to assist, we would be most grateful indeed.

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"Ode to the Medics"

(Poem by Cpl John Readey, Cp. Stoneman, Calif.)
(Cp. Stoneman, Pittsburg, California, was a staging area for the San Francisco P/E during World War II)


"They give me shots for tetanus;
For typhoid, I get three!
The yellow fever is an excuse
For one more hole in me."

"They stick the needle in me dry;
They stick it in me wet.
They punch me full of holes, it seems,
At every chance they get."

"Typhus, measles, housemaid's knee,
There's shots for ev'ry thing;
Fallen arches, leprosy:
Boy, those shots do sting!"

"Sometimes those vampires stick me good
Right in a vein of me,
And then they take a pint of blood
And smile with fiendish glee."

"Oh, I haven't been in battle, yet;
In war I haven't starred.
But if you saw the holes in me,
You'd swear I'm battle scarred!"


(Courtesy "Yank-The Army Weekly" 1942)