Creation DateFebruary 1952
1966 – 1991
Film size: 3 1/8 x 2 1/8
DescriptionArt Show, Feb 1952. negative size 3 1/8 x 2 1/8
Jacket: Army Nurse Corps Army Green Service uniform coat. The jacket is army green polyester. The collar is notched with a rounded collar and pointed lapel. On each collar end is a gold cut-out "U.S." pin (Officer). On the right lapel is a gold caduceus pin (winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it) with a black "N" in the center (Army Nurse Corps). There are epaulets with a gold metal U.S. seal emblem (It is an eagle with a shield in its center. The eagle is holding an olive branch in its right claw and arrows in its left claw. There is a banner in its mouth that says "E PLURIBUS UNUM". Above the eagle is a circle with a border of small circles and 13 stars in the center.). In the center of each epaulet is a silver pin in an oval shape. Around the edge is maroon with silver print on the left side that says "WE CARE" and on the right side "FOR THE BEST". In the center on the pin is a "7" fleam (surgical lancet) with a serpent wrapped around it. The background is a sun radiating from the center. At the bottom are silver leaves and a marron fleur-de-lis (7th Medical Command). On the outer edge of each epaulet is a silver leaf (Lieutenant Colonel). The shoulders are padded. There are 4 gold metal U.S. seal emblem closure buttons. On the left upper chest are three ribbon bars. The first ribbon bar is for the Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy and Marine Corps. The second ribbon bar is for the Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry Unit Citation. It has a gold frame with a bronze palm branch pin. The third ribbon bar is for the Meritorious Unit Citation. It has a gold frame. Under the ribbon bars is a plastic name badge pin that is 3" long x 1" wide. It is black with a white edge and has "ARNDT" in white. On the right upper chest is a silver pin of a stretcher with a caduceus over it and a cross on the wings (Expert Field Medical Combat badge). Below it are seven ribbon bars. The first row has one ribbon bar for the for the Meritorious Service Medal. The second row has three ribbon bars. The first ribbon bar is for the Army Commendation Medal. The second ribbon bar is for the National Defense Medal. The third ribbon bar is for the Vietnam Service Medal. It has 4 bronze star pins (participations in campaigns or operations, multiple qualification, or an additional award of the same medal). The third row has three ribbon bars. The first ribbon bar is for the Army Service Ribbon Bar. The second ribbon bar is for the Army Overseas Ribbon Bar. The third ribbon bar is for the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. It has a silver banner pin with "60-" imprinted on it to denote the period of the war. It is foreign issued. There is a right shoulder patch. It is an embroidered white shield with maroon on the two sides. In the center is a 4 pointed gold star with 4 maroon points behind it (44th Medical Brigade). There is a left shoulder patch. It is an embroidered seven sided white patch with a maroon edge. In the center is a maroon Greek cross. In the cross is a gold "7" fleam (surgical lancet) (7th Medical Command). There is a lower pocket on each side. The pocket has a diagonal slit opening. There is an overlay on the top half of the pocket with a rounded bottom and a flat top by the slit. The sleeve cuffs have a 1/2" wide black cotton woven braid (Officer). There is a dart seam from the breast to the pocket and a dart seam from the shoulder to the pocket on each side. There are three seams down the back. The inside is lined with iridescent dark greenish-pinkish-brown polyester? Under the arms are shields of the same material. At the back of the neck is a green hanging loop. At the back of the neck is a white label with black "12/REG/100%/POLYESTER". Stapled to the hanging loop is a red paper label with black "4/144" and black diagonal lines. On the inside bottom right are labels. The top label is black. In the upper left corner is a teal and gold boot, rifle, and eagle. In teal is "PATRIOT/STYLED BY". In gold is "Weimtraub Bros. Co./PHILADELPHIA". In teal is "DRY CLEAN ONLY". Below this label is a green label with black "This garment is warranted to meet or exceed/the standard of purchase description UQC-15-74-75 and was produced under certificate/number 15sw-1728c from basic material/warranted by the manufacturer to have been/produced to accordance with sample under/current certificate"./100% POLYESTER/PATRIOT/PHILADELPHIA, PA. 19123/LOT 434WAC". There is a U.S. seal symbol on the left of the label. Condition - Good.
Worn by Georgene Arndt. She served in the United States Army with the Army Nurse Corps from April 1966-April 1986 and October 1990-July 1991. She served in the Vietnam War and was called up for Desert Storm. She retired with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Army Nurse Corps. Georgene Arndt grew up in rural Goodhue/Red Wing area, about 10 miles from Red Wing. While attending Red Wing Central High School, she lived in Red Wing as a housekeeper for a widow. She graduated in 1958. She attended Fairview Hospital School of Nursing in Minneapolis and became a registered nurse. A year after nursing school she traveled to Europe. After that she joined the Army.