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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

DIANE KAY CORCORAN PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Diane Kay Corcoran (b. 1946) served in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1969-1992.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

The collection includes a January 2012 oral history interview, photographs,a poster of the Superintendents and Chiefs, Army Nurse Corps, 1901-1975), Vietnam Army nurse uniforms (Hot Weather Field Uniform blouse and skirt, green and white cord striped summer blouse and skirt.)


BIOGRAPHY

Diane Kay Corcoran was born in 1946 in Rochester, New York, where she also grew up. She attended the Genesee Hospital School of Nursing, where she signed up as a cadet in the United States Army Nurse Corps in her final year, joining the service full time upon her graduation in 1968.

Corcoran attended basic training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Her first assignment was to the Letterman Army Hospital of the Presidio in San Francisco, where she worked in a combined neurosurgery and intensive care unit. She then received orders to Vietnam, leaving on the 15th of August, 1969, spending approximately a year there. Upon returning to the United States, she took a year out of the service and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN), and returned to service.

During the course of her service, Corcoran was also stationed at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama, and in 1976 became the chief nurse at the 86th combat support hospital at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. She also obtained her PhD, and retired in 1992 as a colonel.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
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Diane Kay Corcoran delivering care package to soldier at the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.003
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran looks on as patient reads letter, 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.004
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran with crying Vietnamese child at a MEDCAP
Item # WV0526.6.012
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran at the 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam.
Item # WV0526.6.013
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran with patient, 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.017
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran tending a patient, at 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.018
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, 1991
Item # WV0526.6.020
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran at her desk
Item # WV0526.6.022
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran on the phone, Long Binh, Vietnam, 1970
Item # WV0526.6.025
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran working in the hospital, Long Binh, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.026
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Promotion of Diane Kay Corcoran
Item # WV0526.6.023
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Formal portrait of Army Nurse Lieutenant Colonel Diane Kay Corcoran
Item # WV0526.6.001
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Portrait of Diane Kay Corcoran
Item # WV0526.6.002
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran with unnamed individual, 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.019
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran holding a Vietnamese baby at 24th Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam.
Item # WV0526.6.014
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran dressed up, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.015
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran dancing, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.016
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran with three Vietnamese children by a Christmas tree, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.005
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
It was nice to feel like a girl again, 1970 article from the Greece Post (Greece, New York)
Item # WV0526.2.001
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
These pathetic sights, 1970 article from the Greece Post (Greece, New York)
Item # WV0526.2.002
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Unnamed woman with children, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.006
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Seven year old orphan, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.007
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.008
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran with Vietnamese children at a MEDCAP
Item # WV0526.6.009
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran holding a gun, Vietnam
Item # WV0526.6.010
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran with two Vietnamese children at a MEDCAP
Item # WV0526.6.011
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran, 1970
Item # WV0526.6.024
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran with unnamed individual, Frankfurt, Germany, 1991
Item # WV0526.6.021
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Diane Kay Corcoran during the holidays, Long Binh, Vietnam, 1970
Item # WV0526.6.027
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
Oral history interview with Diane Kay Corcoran, 2012
Item # wv0526.5.001
From the Diane Kay Corcoran Papers