SOLDIERS Museum in Missouri and Vietnam RN, Edie Meeks - December 2, 2018

by | Host Dale Throneberry

Soldiers Memorial Military Museum

Missouri Soldier MemorialMark Sundlov is an Air Force veteran and the new Director of the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. He’s a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and a 10-year veteran and has a master’s degree in public history and museum studies.

Soldiers Memorial Military Museum offers both long-term continuing exhibits as well as short-term special exhibits. These exhibits reflect a commitment to exploring the stories of local military service members, veterans, and their families.

Admission to Soldiers Memorial is free.

Edie Meeks in Vietnam

“My Boys”

Edie Meeks was born in Minneapolis and graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Rochester, Minnesota—beginning a nursing career that spans over 50 years.

She joined the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in early 1968 and was sent to Vietnam just a few months later. There, Edie worked in the Intensive Care Units of the 3rd Field Hospital in Saigon and the 71st Evac Hospital in Pleiku as one of 10,0000 women who served in the Vietnam War. In 1970, she left the ANC and began her work in the operating room, which she continues to this day in the Northern Westchester Hospital of Mt. Kisco, New York.

Edie has served on the Board of Directors of the Vietnam Women’s Memorial Foundation, and currently sits on the Board of Directors of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor and on Congressman Sean Mallony’s Veterans’ advisory board.

In my tribute to President George HW Bush I said he was an Army Air Corp pilot. He was not. George HW Bush was a Navy pilot in WWII. Thanks to all of you who pointed out my mistake. Please accept my humble apology.

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