O’Reilly General Hospital Surgical Technician School Photo Galleries, WW2 | 9 comments 63rd_Infantry_Robert_Price_Pictures_031 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 13 9 Comments Ben Franklin on September 30, 2020 at 7:36 am my father was in the third graduation class of the school for enlisted technicians. I have a picture of his graduation class and would like to know where these men were sent after graduation. I believe my father was sent to England in 1943. Do any records exist of men who graduated from O’Reilly Genral Hospital in 1942? Reply Thomas on October 1, 2020 at 12:39 pm Mr. Franklin: If such records exist, I do not know how to find them. However, my own father graduated from O’Reilly sometime in 42 or 43 and was sent to the Pacific as a medical technician. Reply Geri Throne on August 21, 2022 at 6:02 pm My father completed training as a surgical technician at O’REILLY in about September of 1942. He indicated it was the first such graduating class there. He served in Africa and Europe with the 9th Infantry Division’s medical clearing company from December 1942 until May of 1945. His company clerk told me my dad had the best training of any of the techs who served in his company. Reply Thomas on August 22, 2022 at 10:26 am My own father trained as a technician at O’Reilly, probably sometime that same year. I still have his army medical training textbooks. I can tell from the books that this was serious training. Thank you for your comment. Reply Mike Duff on April 16, 2023 at 11:06 am Would I be able to use the first image for a paper I’m writing on O’Reilly Hospital? Reply Thomas on April 16, 2023 at 2:42 pm The short answer is yes if this is a paper for research project or college credit. It would be good to know. If for profit, we would like to know more about its purpose. Also, because we are trying to build on our information about the history of WW II, we do request that if you do write the paper that you share a copy of it with our organization so that we might be able to publish it on the website. Sincerely, Thomas Price Reply Mike Duff, MD, FACS on April 16, 2023 at 5:20 pm The photo would be used in a chapter of the book: Early Doctors and Hospitals of the Ozarks. It is a history of medicine and surgery in the Ozark region. Some history of the Fort Leonard Wood General Hospital would also be in the chapter. There would be an emphasis on surgical training – a special interest of mine since I am a surgeon also. It was gratifying to see students training in an OR. Thank you for your consideration. Reply Mike Duff on June 24, 2023 at 5:53 am I will be happy to send you a copy of the book when it is finished. What is the mailing address? I will also make a donation to your worthy history project. Reply Thomas on June 30, 2023 at 8:13 am Mr. Duff: Thanks! I will send details to you directly in a private email. Thomas Price Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.