Flora Schumacher

Nursing was one of the most significant ways women contributed to the war effort, often serving in U.S. Army base hospitals. Flora Schumacher worked at Base Hospital Number 54, organized in May 1918 in Camp Greene, North Carolina. The fourth hospital to arrive in the town of Mesves in central France, Base Hospital Number 54 occupied several wooden barracks and tents. There were more than 2,000 patients treated there in October 1918.