Graham, Annie Ruth, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Army Nurse Corps
Last Primary MOS
3006-Occupational Medicine Officer
Last MOS Group
Medical Department (Officer)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 91st Evacuation Hospital
Service Years
1942 - 1968
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Cold War Certificate

Army Nurse Corps

Lieutenant Colonel

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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Efland, NC
Last Address
Efland, NC

Casualty Date
Aug 14, 1968
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Vietnam, South
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
48W 012

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 Unit Assignments
Army Operating UnitsAMEDD Activity Camp Zama, Japan45th Field HospitalWalter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NCSurgical/Evacuation Hospital Units
  1942-1945, 57th Medical Battalion
  1945-1950, Break in Service
  1951-1952, Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC)
  1952-1954, AMEDD Activity Camp Zama, Japan
  1954-1958, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital
  1958-1960, 45th Field Hospital
  1960-1963, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
  1966-1967, Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, NC
  1967-1968, 91st Evacuation Hospital
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1968 Vietnam War
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Last Known Activity

LTC Annie Ruth Graham died at the Tachikawa Air Force Hospital, Japan, on the fourteenth of August 1968.

Ruth was admitted to the 91st Evacuation Hospital at 10:30 p.m. on 8 August, after suffering what appeared at first to be a fainting spell. Upon admission to the hospital her illness was diagnosed as a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Due to the seriousness of her condition she was evacuated, with one of the physicians in attendance, to the U.S. Air Force Hospital at Tachikawa Air Force Base, Japan, where, despite every effort to save her life, she died at 9:55pm on the fourteenth of August.

A veteran of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, she was 51. 

07 Feb 1998

Annie Ruth Graham's final Christmas Letter to friends and family, 1967:



This Christmas finds me a long, long way from North Carolina. I arrived in Saigon on 18 November and almost immediately departed for Tuy Hoa (pronounced Too-ey Wah) where our hospital (400 bed) is located directly on the beach of the South China Sea which is perfectly beautiful but quite treacherous. All buildings here are tropical type and the hospital is cantonment style. It is monsoon season now so we have torrential rains at times. The climate is quite humid but the nights are really rather pleasant. Getting used to my new outfit (tropical fatigues, jungle boots, and "baseball cap") is not as "exciting" as in World War II but I'm quite sure I'll manage to survive it all! Our nursing staff consists of 59 nurses (12 male) who of our enlisted personnel seem very well trained and apparently have been doing an excellent job.

The tour of duty here is 12 months so I plan to be home for Christmas next year.

I hope you have had a good year and that your Christmas is filled with joy and the New Year with more happiness than you could possibly wish for.

Hope, too, that everyone will pray for peace.
Love, Ruth

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