They were the first U.S. Army nurses to care for the D-Day wounded. The nightmare of combat was always near. If they weren’t pulling 12-hour shifts awash in the blood of the living, they were scrambling for their helmets and dragging patients into foxholes. This is their unsung story, based on the book American Nightingale, by Bob Welch. It is also the story of one nurse who would unknowingly life the spirits of thousands of tired American Gis at a time when it was needed most.