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Nursing the Troops

Interview with Susan Luz, coauthor of The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse’s Journey of Service, Struggle, and War

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Public health team—Susan Luz is third from left—looked after troops' well-being. — Courtesy Susan Luz

In 1971, as she was nearing the end of nursing school in Rhode Island, Susan Corry decided that she wanted to join the Army and go to Vietnam to work with wounded soldiers. Her father refused to give his permission. He had fought in World War II at the Battle of the Bulge, and though he didn’t tell Susan this at the time, he had seen what could happen to nurses in war zones. … Back to Article

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