Amelia Leino, Lieutenant U. S. Army Nurse Corp. and Meimi Leino, Private, World War II
Notes from Bob Leathers
Lt. Amelia Leino
Hanna Girl Serving As Army Nurse
This photo shows Lieutenant Amelia Leino, of the United States Army Nurses Corps, who enlisted in the Cook County, Illinois, Hospital medical unit on August 15, 1942, and is now stationed at Temple, Texas, where the unit is being activated for overseas duty.
Lieutenant Leino is a native of Hanna, being the youngest of Old Timer John V. Leino’s three daughters. After graduating with highest honors from the Hanna High School, she received her nurse’s degree and cap at the Cook County, Illinois, School of Nursing. Then followed one year of post-graduate study in the field of teaching and administration at the same institution, which employed her as an assistant nursing arts instructor for two and one-half years. She was also an instructor at the Emanuel Hospital school of nurses at Portland, Oregon, for a year before enlisting in the Army. UPCCEM, June 1943)
Captain Amelia Leino has been overseas since June, 1944, and has been with the Army Nurses Corps for 17 months. She graduated from nurses training in 1934 and taught nursing until her enlistment, during which time she taught one year at the Emanuel Hospital in Portland, Oregon.
Private Meimi Leino worked in the Mine Office at Hanna as clerk for 16 months. She entered service on May 14, 1944, taking five weeks of Basic Training at Des Moines, Iowa, and a week of special training at Orlando, Florida. She is now with the A.A.F. W.F.T.C. in Santa Ana, California.
Both girls are graduates of Hanna High School. Their father, John V. Leino, has worked for the Company at Hanna for 37 years. Their sister, Mrs. Ben Collamer, lives in Hanna. (UPCCEM, March 1945)
Note: No Hanna cemetery records found..