(12372) Navy, Nurses, AFSCME, 1943

During World War II, Ensign Frances Moskel, a leader of the nurse’s union at Eloise hospital, Wayne County Michigan AFSCME Local 25, was stationed at the US Naval hospital in San Diego.

This image appeared on the cover of AFSCME’s Journal of State & Local Government Employees November 1943 issue. The caption included this quote from Moskel: “I have thoroughly enjoyed my Navy experiences, but I am eager to board one of our fine ships, to see the sea, and to do some nursing overseas where our forces are really in action.”

(12372) Navy, Nurses, AFSCME, 1943