This is a personal story of life with the 79th Field Hospital told through letters, photos, news clippings, and memorabilia collected by the late Lt. Gilbert Kohlenberg.
Told by his widow, Mary Jane Kohlenberg, Lt. J. G. USN (ret.), the story follows Company Commander Lt. Kohlenberg as he supervised the field hospital, which was quickly organized to travel with General Patch’s 7th Army as it moved across the European Theater of Operations during World War II.
Time Line for the 79th Field Hospital
Before Military Life: Our College Days
Serving in the United States
Three Army Mascots: Sad Sack, Butch, and Harvey
Life as a Navy WAVE
Army Athletic Staff School
Back in the United States
Appendix 1: History of the 79th Field Hospital
Appendix 2: Terms Used in the Medical Administration Corps
Appendix 3: Fairmont Army Air Field Roster, 1943
Appendix 4: Camp Sibert, Alabama Roster
Appendix 5: Personnel Changes after V-E Day