Lt. Col. (Ret) Georgia Anna Kirn

January 12, 1930October 25, 2018

Georgia A. Kirn (Ret.) Lt. Col. Air Force

Georgia A. Kirn, born 01/12/1930 in Salina, Kansas, passed away 10/25/2018 at the age of 88, after a brief illness. She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters. Georgia graduated from Nursing School at Marymount College, St. John’s Hospital in Salina, Ks in 1950. She enlisted in the Air Force in 1959 and spent the next 21 years serving her country in the US and overseas, she was a med-evac nurse during the Viet Nam conflict flying the injured out of Viet Nam to the Philippines for medical attention. She retired in 1981 and resided in Merritt Island, Florida. She is survived by her brother George J. Kirn (Joe), sister Maddy DHeilly, both of Merritt Island, one niece, seven nephews and their families, who loved her dearly as she was a great influence in their lives; Jeanette Smith, - Colorado, Mike Greene, Dennis Greene and John Nielson- Kansas, Tim Green- California, Kevin Greene – Washington, Chris Hermes-Colorado and Jay Kirn – Florida. She is a member of the Space Coast Chapter of Retired Air Force Nurses and Divine Mercy Catholic Church. A mass will be held on November 6, 2018 at 11a.m. at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Merritt Island. Burial will be at a later date in Kansas. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Women’s Memorial in Washington DC.


  • Maddy DHeilly, Sister
  • George J (Joe) Kirn, Brother
  • Jeanette Smith, Niece
  • Mike Greene, Nephew
  • Dennis Greene, Nephew
  • John Nielson, Nephew
  • Tim Greene, Nephew
  • Kevin Greene, Nephew
  • Chris Hermes, Nephew
  • Jay Kirn, Nephew


  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lt. Col. (Ret) Georgia Anna Kirn

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Brig Gen Linda Stierle

October 28, 2018

On behalf of the Society of Air Force Nurses, please know we are also mourning with you the death of our friend and colleague, Lieutenant Colonel Georgia Anna Kirn. You are not alone in remembering a truly remarkable woman who made a difference in the lives of so many as she journeyed through life. She was a charter member of our Society, and a donation will be made in her name and memory to the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation which stands at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery. Georgia will be missed and will not be forgotten by her Air Force Nursing Community.
Linda J. Stierle, Brigadier General, USAF (retired)