Remembering Emory nurse who served in World War I

Until recently, everything 84-year-old Roswell resident William Cawthon knew about his great-aunt he learned from a suitcase in his grandmother’s attic. In the old trunk, the U.S. Navy veteran recalled a collection of Camille Louise O’Brien’s personal effects, including a nurse’s uniform, some World War I helmets, artillery shells from the battlefield and a posthumous letter from the chief nurse of Emory’s World War I unit with a photo of O’Brien’s original gravesite — in France.

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