Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Persian Gulf War, 1991
  • Branch of Service: Army Nurse Corps
  • Location of Service: Fort Ord, California; Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Bremerhaven, Germany; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado; Kuwait
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

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"Nurses are not nice to nurses." (Audio Interview, 7:31)

By the time she reached her field hospital in Bahrain during the Persian Gulf War, Lieutenant Colonel Diane Henderson had served for nearly 20 years in the Army Nurse Corps. Still, combat nursing offered a new set of hurdles to overcome: a constant lack of supplies, extreme heat and humidity, and crowded living conditions. Despite these constraints, she made sure that her hospital offered treatment comparable to any found in the States. Her interview offers a glimpse into the daily life of a field hospital; as well, she chronicles the challenges of being a mother as well as soldier, particularly during times of conflict.

Diane M. Henderson Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Diane M. Henderson Collection

Names

  • Hilger, Prudence
  • Henderson, Diane
  • Henderson, Diane M.

State of Birth

  • NV

Home State

  • CO

Headings

  • -  Henderson, Diane M.
  • -  Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army Nurse Corps.

Repository

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

Status

  • Veteran

Service History

  • Persian Gulf War, 1991

    • Branch of Service: Army Nurse Corps
    • Location of Service: Fort Ord, California; Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Bremerhaven, Germany; Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Stewart, Georgia; Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colorado; Kuwait
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
    • Dates of Service: 1970-1996
    • Entrance into Service: Enlisted
    • Military Status: Veteran

Materials

  • Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 02/24/2004)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 02/24/2004)
  • Photograph: Mixed (Multiple types of photographs) [5 items] -- (collected unknown)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/11706

Cite as

  • Diane M. Henderson Collection (AFC/2001/001/11706), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image
  • pdf

Additional Metadata Formats

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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.

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Citing VHP Materials

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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:

Hilger, Prudence, Diane Henderson, and Diane M Henderson. Diane M. Henderson Collection. 1970. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.11706/.

APA citation style:

Hilger, P., Henderson, D. & Henderson, D. M. (1970) Diane M. Henderson Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.11706/.

MLA citation style:

Hilger, Prudence, Diane Henderson, and Diane M Henderson. Diane M. Henderson Collection. 1970. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.11706/>.