Nurse Miss Ann A. Bernatitus, Legion of Merit WW2 Miss Ann A. Bernatitus, the only U.S. Navy nurse to escape from Bataan, becomes the first member of the U.S. Navy to receive the Legion of Merit decoration. Miss Ann A. Bernatitus was one of the group of nurses known as “The Angels of Bataan” (or the “Angels of Bataan and Corregidor” and “The Battling Belles of Bataan”). Source: All Hands Magazine, November 1942. http://www.lonesentry.com/blog/nurse-gets-legion-of-merit.html
MYTH: Civil War nurses were required to be old and ugly. EXPLODED: Not only are there diaries and personal accounts by young, beautiful ladies who worked as nurses, here is pictorial evidence of a nice looking young nurse in the 1860s.
Annie Etheridge (1839–1913) inspired to take up nursing by looking after her father on his deathbed, and when war broke out, joined the 2nd Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Nicknamed “Gentle Annie,” An expert horsewoman, she would ride onto the battlefield fearlessly with her saddlebags full of lint and bandages to tend to wounded soldiers. Her horse was even shot out from under her – twice. Etheridge’s was one of only two women awarded the Kearny Cross, died in 1913, she was buried as a…
Though born into slavery Biddy Mason gained freedom for herself and her children in 1856. Only ten years later she had saved enough money to purchase property, making her the first African American women to own land in Los Angeles. A nurse and midwife by profession, she helped found the first elementary school for African American children in Los Angeles,
school nurse Been there... My Mom was the greatest!!!! From The day she became a Nurse .. My admiration for her .. Grew as she taught me so much... Being a school Nurse was only one part of the job she was the first PHNurse who started so many programs in the state of Maine...
The women went to the air as well, as pilots, delivering much needed equipment and planes to the men in the field. These brave women of the Women's Air Service Patrol sacrificed much with little to no recognition. Some made the ultimate sacrifice, only to be forgotten by their government at the end of WWII.
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