Americans in Wartime Experience

Ruth Anderson

Cold War

As a member of the United States Air Force, Ruth Anderson served her country as a nurse during the Cold War.  After her retirement from the military in 2001, Ruth served again in 2003 during the War on Terror on a humanitarian mission assisting missionaries in Afghanistan.

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The Americans in Wartime Experience explores the impact of war and conflict on America since WWI. It honors those who served in the military and on the home front and highlights the values they demonstrated in serving – duty, honor, and courage. It examines how periods of conflict have profoundly shaped American society. It educates visitors about the costs of war, both on a personal and social level. It challenges visitors to remember the service and sacrifices made by their fellow citizens to preserve and defend our freedoms. LEARN MORE

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