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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Colonel Ruby Bradley Who is this person? Who is this person? - born in December 19, 1898 ,Died May 28 in hazard, Kentucky, at age 94 after a heart attack. - she was honored with a military funeral in the historic cemetery overlooking the national capital a survivor of two wars, a prison camp and near starvation - a survivor of two wars, a prison camp and near starvation What did they do? What did they do? - one of the most decorated woman in U.S. military history/military record included 34 medals - She entered the U.S. army Nurse Corps as a surgical nurse in 1934, when the japanese attacked pearl Harbor in 1941. How did this happen? How did this happen? - At that place her and several other imprisoned nurses earned the title Angels in Fatigues from fellow captives - she was captured in 1943 and was moved to the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, the Filipino capital What was going on that led up to this event? What was going on that led up to this event? - she was serving at Camp John Hay in the Philippines when she was captured by Japanese forces three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. What challenges did she face? What challenges did she face? - As she lost weight, she used the room in her uniform for smuggling surgical equipment into the prisoner-of-war camp. - For the next several months, she provided medical help to the prisoners and sought to feed starving children by shoving food into her pockets whenever she could, often going hungry herself. How did this persons actions affect other people? - The U.S. Army liberated Bradley and the rest of the captives from the Japanese three years later - At the camp she assisted in 230 operations and helped to deliver 13 children. What happened to this person after the war? - military service has not yet ended in the Philippines for Bradley. She went back to the battlefield as chief nurse of the 171st Evacuation Hospital during the Korean War only after 5 years. - In 1951, Bradley became chief nurse for the Eighth Army, shouldered the responsibility of supervising 500 Army Nurses all over Korea, where she had to face near-death situations while ensuring the sick and wounded were safe.
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