Navy nurse Ann Darby Reynolds graduated Dover High School in 1957, then received her nursing degree at St. Anselm’s. Enlisting in the Navy, she was sent to Vietnam where, at age 25, she was the youngest nurse at the Saigon Hospital. When a bomb went off outside her quarters on Christmas Eve 1964, Darby suffered a serious leg injury, but tended to many other wounded before getting treatment for herself. Two were killed and 63 injured in the bombing. Lt. (JG) Reynolds received the Purple Heart for her bravery. Darby retired as a Captain after 26.5 years of service. She donated her uniform, medals and other memorabilia to the Museum in 2011.
Location: W3, Veterans Gallery