Helen Fairchild: “We all live in tents and wade…

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“We all live in tents and wade through mud to and from the operating room where we stand in mud higher than our ankles.”

— Helen Fairchild

Black and white portrait of Helen Fairchild. She is a young woman with light-colored hair pulled back into a bun, wearing a nurse's cap and a high-collared nurse's uniform. She has a gentle expression with a hint of a smile on her face, looking directly at the camera.
Helen Fairchild

Notes:

  • Helen was a nurse from Pennsylvania during WWI. She died on Jan. 8, 1918 while on duty.

“Helen Fairchild: ‘We all live in tents and wade…” Sources: “Army Nurse’s Letters Draw Attention to Corps During World War I.” American Military History, https://www.military.com/history/army-nurse-helen-fairchild.html