Item Number: OH0356 (Record 236127)
Interview with Margarethe Cammermeyer (by: Laura M. Calkins, PhD) - March 30, 2004
30 March 2004
Margarethe Cammermeyer Collection
Oral History (Digital)
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(USA) Margarethe Cammermeyer was born in Oslo, Norway, in 1942. She immigrated to the United States in 1951, and in 1963 earned a BS in Nursing from the University of Maryland, where she participated in the Army Student Nurse program. She attended Officers' Basic Course training at Ft Sam Houston TX, and was posted to Ft Benning GA; Nuremburg, West Germany; and Ft Lee VA. Margarethe arrived in Vietnam in February 1967, and was assigned to the Medical Intensive Care Unit and Neurosurgical intensive Care wards at the 24th Evac Hospital, Long Binh. In 1968 she was posted to Ft Lewis WA. She entered the Army Reserve in 1972 while working at Veterans' Administration hospitals in Washington and California. After earning a PhD in Nursing in 1991, she retired from the Army Reserve as a Colonel in 1996. Margarethe is the author of 'Serving in Silence' (1994), and she remains active as a consultant and lecturer.
Interview with Margarethe Cammermeyer, 30 March 2004, Margarethe Cammermeyer Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 22 May. 2013. <http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/virtualarchive/items.php?item=OH0356>.