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Retired Lieutenant Colonel Mary Peterson Carlson, MSN, APRN served 30 years in the Army Nurse Corps retiring in 1993. Eight years were active duty during the Vietnam era and the remainder as a reservist. During the Vietnam Era, she served at the U.S. Army Hospital Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa from June 1966 to January 1968. Okinawa was home base during the war for many United States military service units, and the hospital was on the medical evacuation system during most of her time there.
As a reservist, she had several duty assignments including the 82nd Field Hospital, Omaha, Nebraska.
She was activated for Gulf War One/Desert Storm in December 1990 and served in Saudi Arabia with the 217th Evacuation Hospital.
For the past 29 years she has worked at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a nurse manager of a large clinic and then as a Nurse Practitioner in clinical research.
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