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By Larry Nelson
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Veteran's History Project: M. Winifred Johnston Nichols


M. Winifred Johnston Nichols

Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

World War II 1942-1945   

Korea 1951-1953

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is one of many American Veteran accounts published in The Sidney Sun-Telegraph. The writer, who is from Sidney, is conducting the interviews as part of the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project.

In 1937 Winifred Johnston graduated from Beth El School of Nursing in Colorado Springs, Colo. The head of the school at that time insisted that the graduates give back to their country by registering with the Red Cross so that when emergencies happened, they could be av...

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Reader Comments(1)

CalifKiwi writes:

I was going through my Mom and Dad's photos today and found a photo of Winifred Johnston of whom I believe you wrote the article about. There is writing on the back of the photo and she is dressed in her Navy Uniform, it was taken during WW11. I would love to be able to return it to her family and also send you a copy for your article if you would like. It seems my father struck up a friendship with Winifred during the war, probably at Camp Pendleton. Hope to hear from you. Mrs. G. Sharkey


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