January 17, 2002


In an operating room of a field hospital outside Paris in October
1944 are Capt. James T. Lee, Medical Corps, Wichita Falls, Texas,
who is operating on the leg of a patient; Lt. Violet Toffle, Army
Nurse Corps (ANC), Boy River, Minn.; Lt. Florence Nelson, ANC,
Chicago, Ill.; and Sgt. Thomas McGoff, Scranton, Penn. Note the
parachute silk lining on the inside of the tent to keep dust out
of open wounds and the jerry-rigged lighting.