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Lt. Marjorie Honstead: "Over There"
Lt. Marjorie Honstead: Over There: Experiences in the US Army Nurse Corps in WWII

Schick General Hospital
Clinton, Iowa
(June-August 1943)

Appointment papers

Marjorie Honstead was born on July 15, 1920 in Waterville, KS to Nellie and Fred Honstead. After graduating from Topeka High School, she attended Christ Hospital School of Nursing, which is now Stormont-Vail in Topeka, KS. She decided to join the U.S. Army Nurse Corps, and was appointed to the rank of 2nd Lieutenant on June 15, 1943.

Clinton Herald, 1943

Lt. Honstead was stationed at Schick General Hospital, Clinton, IA, from June to August 1943. The hospital was named in honor of First Lt. William Rhinehart Schick, one of the first U.S. army medical corps to be killed in action in WWII.

Family Album Family Album Family Album

Booklet “Family Album: It’s the Schitts” a collection of puns about Schick General Hospital.