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"Never thought I’d be in this situation. Doctors aren’t supposed to get sick, you know." (Memoir, Volume II, page 89)

   Glenn H. Wyler
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Glenn Wyler
War: World War, 1939-1945; Korean War, 1950-1953
Branch: Army; Army
Unit: Medical Corps, Troop Transport Ship USS Marine Robin; Medical Corps, 11th Field Hospital
Service Location: Germany; France; also:
Rank: Major; Major
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As a doctor aboard a transport ship during World War II, Glenn Wyler saw little in the way of combat action, but his ship carried everyone from American troops to German POWs and French African soldiers. He hoped his wartime duties would ease the pain of losing his fiancée, a nurse who died of polio before the war. On one of his last voyages across the Pacific, Wyler came down with pneumonia and almost died, at first stubbornly resisting medical advice he would have given any other patient.

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