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Carolyn Hisako Tanaka, American nursing administrator. Recipient Bronze Star medal for meritorious achievement, 1968, Hero For Today award Reader's Digest, 1994; named Grand Marshall, Keynote Speaker, Fresno Veterans Day Parade, 1988, Fresno/Madera Registered Nurse of Year, 1989; nominated for California In Search of Excellence award, 1990; inducted into Legion of Valor Museum, 1994.


Tanaka, Carolyn Hisako was born on December 15, 1935 in Santa Maria, California, United States. Daughter of George Minoru and Helen Umeno (Iwata) Tanaka.


Diploma, Fresno General Hospital, 1958. Bachelor of science in nursing, Fresno State College, 1965.


Head nurse 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, Vietnam, 1967-1968. Associate director outpatient services Valley Medical Center Fresno, California, 1973-1980, associate director inpatient services, 1980-1985, nursing coordinator, 1986-1991.


Republican to Price of Death program Valley Medical Center, 1973-1980. Local volunteer Vietnam Women's Memorial Project, since 1986.