Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Army Nurse Corps
  • Unit of Service: 3rd Field Hospital; 616th Clearing Company; 85th Evacuation Hospital
  • Location of Service: Texas; Virginia; Georgia; Oklahoma; South Korea; Saigon, An Khe, and Qui Nhon, South Vietnam
  • Highest Rank: Captain

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"Letter to Eleanor..."

Fellow nurse Captain, Eleanor Grace Alexander, envied Rhona Marie who had more operating experience in the field. Eleanor was disappointed not to be picked for the emergency surgical team on 24-hour call to fly into the battle zone areas. As fate would have it, only Eleanor was in quarters when the call came. She grabbed Rhona Marie's gear and jacket...

Rhona Marie Knox Prescott Collection
Interview / Recording

More Resources

[ Poem: "Nurse. Mother..." by Maureen K. Williams (Rhona Prescott's daughter) [1990] ]
[ Book jacket of "The Other Kind of War Story" by Rhona Prescott, Barbara Deardorf, Diane DuPont, Linda Goodhart, and Ann Thompson. [1993] ]
[ Poem: "What? Why?" ]

About this Item

Title

  • Rhona Marie Knox Prescott Collection

Names

  • Kent, Judith
  • Prescott, Rhona Marie Knox
  • Flagler County Public Library

State of Birth

  • NY

Home State

  • DE

Headings

  • -  Prescott, Rhona Marie Knox
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Nurse Corps.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Army Nurse Corps
    • Unit of Service: 3rd Field Hospital; 616th Clearing Company; 85th Evacuation Hospital
    • Location of Service: Texas; Virginia; Georgia; Oklahoma; South Korea; Saigon, An Khe, and Qui Nhon, South Vietnam
    • Highest Rank: Captain
    • Dates of Service: 1961-1968
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Scrapbooks [1 item] -- (collected 1975)
  • Photograph: Copy photographic print [9 items] -- Photograph (collected 1967)
  • Photograph: Copy photographic print [3 items] -- Photograph (collected 2002)
  • Audio: CD [2 items] -- Reference copy (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Copy photographic print [2 items] -- Photograph (collected 1994)
  • Manuscript: Transcript [2 items] -- Transcription of audio recording (collected 2002)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected unknown)
  • Manuscript: Correspondence [1 item] -- (collected 1991)
  • Manuscript: Other Manuscript Material [1 item] -- (collected 1990)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 05/24/2002)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/1146

Cite as

  • Rhona Marie Knox Prescott Collection (AFC/2001/001/1146), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image
  • pdf

Additional Metadata Formats

IIIF Presentation Manifest

Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

Veterans and interviewers contribute these materials to the Library for scholarly and educational purposes, retaining any copyright they may hold. Therefore, permission must be obtained before using the interview or other materials in exhibition or publication. Researchers or others who would like to make further use of these materials should contact the Veterans History Project for assistance.

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Please contact VHP for assistance if you need to contact a veteran for permission to use their materials in exhibition or publication, or if you have received permission from the veteran and need access to high-resolution copies of VHP collection materials.

Citing VHP Materials

Please use the following formats when citing Veterans History Project materials (substituting the appropriate name and collection ID number).

Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/xxxx), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Kent, Judith, Rhona Marie Knox Prescott, and Flagler County Public Library. Rhona Marie Knox Prescott Collection. 1961. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01146/.

APA citation style:

Kent, J., Prescott, R. M. K. & Flagler County Public Library. (1961) Rhona Marie Knox Prescott Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01146/.

MLA citation style:

Kent, Judith, Rhona Marie Knox Prescott, and Flagler County Public Library. Rhona Marie Knox Prescott Collection. 1961. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.01146/>.