Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Personnel Changes at Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C., 1918

From Trench and Camp, printed weekly for the Y.M.C.A. by courtesy of the Charlotte Observer for Camp Greene, Charlotte, N.C., February 4, 1918

Two New Majors

The men of the medical department take great pride in announcing the promotion of two of their officers to the rank of major. The latest advancements among the base hospital officers gave that rank to the former Captains George A. Renn and D.C. Wiygin.

Major Renn has been at the Camp Greene hospital since its establishment. He saw the buildings reared and tenanted. Since he came here in September he has acted adjudant of the hospital.

Major Renn was born and reared at Raleigh, N.C., but later moved to Norfolk, Va., where he was in active medical practice when war was declared on Germany. In civil practice, he had gained notice as an eye specialist. He served three years in the medical department of the army prior to 1902 and at his re-enlistment last August was given the rank of captain.

Major Wiggin came to the Camp Greene base hospital in November. He had served four years in the medical branch of the regular army prior to his re-enlistment on June 17 of last year. His home is at the Rosebank quarantine station in New York state. He is a specialist in the treatment of contagious diseases and is at the head of the isolated wards in the base hospital.

Came From Washington

Lieutenant Colonel Montcrief of Washington, D.C., assistant to the surgeon, was at the base hospital last Tuesday. He spent almost the entire day in conference with ocers (?) and in an inspection of the grounds.

New Nurses Arrive

Fourteen women nurses arrived at the base hospital last week and are now serving in the various wards. These women, who make up the latest addition to the efficient nurse corps, are from California. They have been brought across the continent by the government which seeks to place all the working forces at points of vantage.

They deserve the deepest admiration and respect from all the enlisted medical department men who are serving at the base hospital. The nurses are entitled to a dignified salute from each medical soldier who passes them on the hospital grounds. From all ward masters and orderlies the nurses merit the deference of having their requests carried out promptly and with good will, without the goad of military order to that effect.

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