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 Julia Helen <I>Nashanany</I> Reeves

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Julia Helen Nashanany Reeves

Birth
Crandon, Forest County, Wisconsin, USA
Death
9 May 1998 (aged 78)
Suffolk City, Virginia, USA
Burial
Quantico, Prince William County, Virginia, USA
Plot
12, 0, 165
Military
1STLT, US ARMY
Memorial ID
1110226 View Source

Julia was born July 1, 1919 in Crandon, Wisconsin and was a member of the Potawatomie Tribe. She went to nursing school in Philadelphia and joined the Army Nurse Corps as a 2LT in 1942.
Reeves was assigned to the 53rd Evacuation Hospital, one of the first hospitals to be activated when America entered World War II. She and her fellow doctors and nurses in the 53rd Evac Hospital were deployed to the island of New Caledonia, east of Australia, where this photo of her was taken. The 53rd wound up treating 6,000 patients in the first six months she was there.

In 1943, she was transferred to the European Theater where she served with the 23rd Station Hospital in England. Julia served as a nurse throughout World War II and also served with the 804th Station Hospital during the Korean War. The Potawatomie Tribe later awarded her an eagle feather for her service to the U.S., marking her as an honored warrior.

She left active duty following the Korean War and married an Army officer, eventually having four children. This marked the second phase of her military service as a military spouse while Joseph Reeves, her husband, remained on active duty until 1973.

Julia passed away on May 9, 1998 and is interred in Section 12, Site 165 of Quantico National Cemetery.

Julia was born July 1, 1919 in Crandon, Wisconsin and was a member of the Potawatomie Tribe. She went to nursing school in Philadelphia and joined the Army Nurse Corps as a 2LT in 1942.
Reeves was assigned to the 53rd Evacuation Hospital, one of the first hospitals to be activated when America entered World War II. She and her fellow doctors and nurses in the 53rd Evac Hospital were deployed to the island of New Caledonia, east of Australia, where this photo of her was taken. The 53rd wound up treating 6,000 patients in the first six months she was there.

In 1943, she was transferred to the European Theater where she served with the 23rd Station Hospital in England. Julia served as a nurse throughout World War II and also served with the 804th Station Hospital during the Korean War. The Potawatomie Tribe later awarded her an eagle feather for her service to the U.S., marking her as an honored warrior.

She left active duty following the Korean War and married an Army officer, eventually having four children. This marked the second phase of her military service as a military spouse while Joseph Reeves, her husband, remained on active duty until 1973.

Julia passed away on May 9, 1998 and is interred in Section 12, Site 165 of Quantico National Cemetery.


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