Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Larry Nelson
Veterans History Project 

Veterans History Project: Lt. M. Winifred Johnston Nichols


In 1937 Winifred Johnston graduated from Beth El School of Nursing in Colorado Springs, Colo. The head of the school at that time insisted that the graduates give back to their country by registering with the Red Cross so that when emergencies happened, they could be available to help the sick and/or wounded. All the class graduates signed up. Winifred went about her career. In early 1942, while in San Antonio, Texas, at Nix Hospital, she received a letter from the Armed Services. The letter advised her that since she was a nurse and was registered with the Red Cross, her services were need...

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