Elaine Obradovich

"...There (Maywood, IL) I saw the same faces that I saw at Mayo General Hospital...they were so young..."

Elaine Marie Obradovich (nee Gasper)
Date of Birth:  1/14/22
Branch of Service:  Army Nurse Corps
Dates of Service:  1943 to February, 1946
Location of Military Service:  Ledo, Assam, India

Mrs. Obradovich worked at the 20th General Hospital at Ledo Assam in India during World War II.  She was sent to Camp McCoy to take care of Japanese prisoners.  Her third training assignment was to the Mayo Clinic where she trained in surgical procedures and care.  She was sent overseas and, for awhile, worked in a mobile unit in Casablanca and other places.  She was then sent to the 20th General Hospital, a contingent of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School bordering on Burma and Nepal.  The hospital was equipped for 1500 patients and treated the Allied forces of America, France, and China.  She was awarded the Meritorious Unit Citation.  She achieved the rank of 1st Lieutenant.