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2 LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN

Army of the United States of America

 

— December 11, 1943 - February 18, 1966 —

 
2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Statue Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
1. 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Statue Detail
Inscription.  

2 LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN, US Army
51st Field Hospital - 3rd Field Hospital, Saigon
68th Medical Group - 44th Medical Bde

2 LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN, a Dumore native, answered her country's call to minister to the sick, wounded and dying soldiers serving in Vietnam. Upon arrival at the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon, October 13, 1965, she worked tirelessly attending to the injured and dying. On February 18, 1966, Carol, fellow military nurse 2 LT Elizabeth Jones, RN, and physician CAPT Thomas Stasko, boarded a helicopter with a crew of four for a short, well-deserved period of R&R in Dalat, South Vietnam. Tragically, their helicopter crashed 20 minutes into flight. All seven brave & patriotic Souls were lost. Carol was escorted home by her nursing school classmate & lifelong friend, Dunmore native 2 LT Marianne Fisher Mooney, US Army who also volunteered to go to Vietnam and was stationed at the 93rd Evac Hospital in Long Bin, Vietnam. There are only eight women listed on the Vietnam Memorial Wall. Carol's name can be found on panel 05E, Line 046. She is buried at the Sacred Hearts Cemetery located in the Minooka

2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
2. 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial
section of Scranton, PA. Carol Ann Drazba together with Elizabeth Jones were the first American women military nurses to die in the Vietnam War. In 1964, Carol Ann Drazba, RN, graduated from The Scranton State General Hospital School of Nursing, that stood on this site, now The Gino Merli Veterans Center.

Dedicated June 16, 2012
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[Images of UH-1 Huey "Dust Off" Medevac Helicopter and Those Lost With 2LT Drazba]

Second Lieutenant Elizabeth Ann Jones
RN, Passenger on Helicopter
51st/3rd Field Hospital

Captain Thomas W. Stasko
MD, Passenger on Helicopter
51st/3rd Field Hospital

Lt. Colonel Charles M. Honour, Jr.
Pilot of Helicopter
145th Aviation Battalion

Captain Albert M. Smith Jr.
Co-Pilot of Helicopter
145th Aviation Battalion

Gary A. Artman
SP-4, Crew Chief of Helicopter
197th Aviation Company

Christopher J. Lantz
SP-4, Gunner on Helicopter
197th Aviation Company
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[Memorial Bench]

Dunmore High School
Class of 1960 & Friends
Remember
2nd Lt Anthony Joseph Battista

2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Bio image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
3. 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Bio
USMC
SP4 Thomas William Malloy Army
SP4 Karl Francis Rynearson Army
PVT Thomas Michael Wharton Army
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[Memorial Bench]

POW-MIA
Friends of the Forgotten
NEPA Wing


 
Erected 2012.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismScience & MedicineWar, VietnamWomen.
 
Location. 41° 24.765′ N, 75° 39.877′ W. Marker is in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna County. Memorial is at the intersection of Franklin Street and Mulberry Street (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling north on Franklin Street. Memorial is at the west corner of the Gino Merli Veterans Home grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Penn Avenue, Scranton PA 18503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Debra Records (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (about 700 feet away); Scranton Preparatory School (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Old Main" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pope Saint Pius X (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Electric City
Those Lost With 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
4. Those Lost With 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln (approx. ¼ mile away); Masonic Temple and Scottish Rite Cathedral (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scranton.
 
Also see . . .
1. 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN, at Vietnam Veterans Memorial. (Submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Carol Ann Elizabeth Drazba at Find A Grave. (Submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Women of the Army Nurse Corps During the Vietnam War. (Submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The 3rd Field Hospital. (Submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Bench at 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
5. Bench at 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial
Bench at 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
6. Bench at 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial
2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
7. 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial
Pavers at 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
8. Pavers at 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial
Paver at 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
9. Paver at 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Memorial
2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Statue Sculptor's Mark image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 15, 2018
10. 2LT Carol Ann Drazba, RN Statue Sculptor's Mark
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on April 16, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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