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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

CARRIE S. G. RADNIK PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Carrie Stinson Gammel Radnik (1919-2012)of Montrose, Arkansas, served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1945.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Collection includes a 2003 oral history interview and photographs from Radnik's World War II service with the Army Nurse Corps in Louisiana and in Australia and New Guinea.

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BIOGRAPHY

Carrie G. Radnik (1919-2012) was born in Montrose, Arkansas. She graduated from Lake Village High School in 1937 and then completed the three-year nurse training program at Touro Infirmary in New Orleans. She remained there working as a nurse for a year.

Radnik joined the Army Nurse Corps in May of 1942 and was assigned to the wards at Camp Livingston, Louisiana. In May 1943 she received orders overseas and was sent to Orange, New Jersey, for training. She set sail from New York aboard the Henry Gibbons and arrived in Brisbane, Australia, in June of 1943. Radnick was assigned to the 42nd General Hospital in Bribane for three months, then was sent to the 87th Station Hospital in Doba Dura, New Guinea until March 1944. After her return stateside she was stationed in Columbia, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina. In November of 1944 she married Martin Radnik, and in March of 1945 she was discharged due to pregnancy.

After their service, Radnik and her husband lived in Chicago and raised four children. Radnik returned to nursing in the early 1960s. In the mid-1990s the Radniks settled in Greensboro. Radnik died 14 March 2012 at the age of 92.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Martin and Carrie Radnik, 1944
Item # WV0269.6.007
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers
Portrait of Carrie Radnik, 1944
Item # WV0269.6.008
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers
Army bivouac in New Guinea, circa 1943
Item # WV0269.6.009
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers
Oral history interview with Carrie G. Radnik, 2003
Item # WV0269.5.001
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers
Carrie Radnik and fellow ANC nurse, circa 1943
Item # WV0269.6.001
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers
Overseas hospital unit, circa 1943
Item # WV0269.6.002
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers
Carrie Radnik with doctor and patients, circa 1943
Item # WV0269.6.003
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers
Carrie Radnik, circa 1943
Item # WV0269.6.004
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers
Carrie Radnik at mess hall, New Guinea, 1943
Item # WV0269.6.005
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers
Sign in Doba Dura, New Guinea, 1943
Item # WV0269.6.006
From the Carrie S. G. Radnik Papers