#VeteranOfTheDay Dorothy Walters Cutts


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Vetaran Dorothy Walters Cutts. Dorothy served during World War II and the Korean from 1942 to 1952.

In an interview with the Veteran’s History Project, Dorothy described how she joined the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps because she wanted to make a significant contribution to the war effort during World War II. In WAAC, Dorothy began as a clerk and then became a member of the Medical Corps. After working the Medical Corps, Dorothy decided to become a nurse and joined the Cadet Nurse Corps.

During the Korean War, Dorothy served as a military nurse. She was stationed in Washington, D.C., and Honolulu, Hawaii. She had many roles as a military nurse, including pediatrics and maternal health. She served in the Army for almost a decade, receiving the rank of first lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps.

Dorothy later married her husband she met at the Library of Congress while stationed in Washington, D.C. On March 27, 2013, Dorothy passed away.

We honor your service, Dorothy.

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Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.

Graphic created by Carl J. Valentino: Carl J. Valentino is a student at the University of Delaware with a Major in International Business and a Minor in Graphic Design.


Adam Druckman

Adam Druckman is a junior at Middlebury College studying Political Science. Adam is a writing and social media intern for the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs