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Lt. Marion Lurz

U.S. Army, 78th Station Hospital
European Theater



Tuesday, October 18th

An Army Nurse in North Africa , Italy and France

1st Lt. Marion Lurz was attached to the 78th Station Hospital which arrived in Oran, North Africa, in March 1943. Her unit then continued by army train, made up of the famous "40 and 8" cars, on to Bizerte, North Africa, where her unit set up a field station hospital. After one year, Marion's unit followed the Allied troops on into Italy, caring for the wounded from Casino and elsewhere. Finally, the 78th Unit moved into Southern France, where they continued to care for wounded soldiers until WWII was over.