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Lieutenant Commander Bobbi Hovis, USN (ret.) "was commissioned in the Navy Nurse corps in 1947 after graduating from the Western Penna. Hospital School of Nursing, Pittsburgh PA in 1946 As a 23 year old Ensign stationed in Key West, Fl. She qualified for her pilot’s license and purchased a Piper j-3 aircraft, before she owned her first car. In 1950 after completing Navy Flight Nurse School she flew the pacific on the Korean Airlift with the 1453 Medical Air Evacuation Squadron. Lieutenant Commander was the first Navy nurse to volunteer for Vet Nam duty from 1963 – 1964 at the Naval Station Hospital Saigon – the first full facility hospital in Viet Nam (” Lieutenant Commander Bobbi Hovis is the author of Station Hospital Saigon: A Navy Nurse in Vietnam, 1963-1964.

Station Hospital Saigon: A Navy Nurse in Vietnam, 1963-1964
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One reader said of Station Hospital Saigon: A Navy Nurse in Vietnam, 1963-1964, “A competently written, understated, detailed account by a nurse assigned to the first military hospital in Vietnam. Interesting not only because her tour was early, but because Hovis was a Navy nurse.”

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