Jeanne Butler Booher

Marie (Booher) Lee writes: 

My mother  (Jean {Butler} Booher) is the Cadet Nurse from Nebraska who visited the Women in Military Service for America Memorial referenced in the video by Shirley Harrow on this website. Mother discovered she did belong at the Women's Memorial and that her service had been remembered and recognized. It was a beautiful day for our entire family. We went to Washington DC to see the WWII Memorial recognizing my father's service and left having been able to also honor my mother's service.

My mother was proud of her nursing career and her years in service to the Cadet Nurse Corps and her country.  She talked openly and often about the challenging times, the duties thrust upon herself and her fellow Cadets and the determination and dedication it took to live up to the Cadet Nurse Corps Pledge.  Mother only asked for recognition of a job well done! She died in April of 2011. I only wish she could have died with military honors!

One of the proudest moments in my life was when I was able to help my mother host a luncheon in Omaha, NE for members of her Cadet class.  The Cadets enjoyed a display of memorabilia from their Cadet days a wonderful lunch and music from the good old days.  They spent hours remembering their experiences and the sisterhood and life long friendships they had gained from the Cadet Nurse Corps.  It was truly a wonderful day being able to honor these ladies.  In my opinion the best way to honor and recognize their service starts with each of us who is somehow related to or knows a Cadet. Ask them to tell you their story.  Listen while they are still here to tell their story.  Be grateful for their service.  I am truly grateful to have known Jean as a mother and a Cadet!  

Last Name in Nursing School: 
Butler Booher
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Relationship Status: 
Cadet Nurse
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Portrait of Jeanne Butler Booher