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Margaret Elizabeth "Miss U" Doolin Utinsky
Birth: Aug. 26, 1900
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 1970
Lakewood
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Margaret Utinsky was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Truman for her efforts as a nurse during World War II. She posed as a Lithuanian nurse in the Phillipines and led an underground movement to smuggle medication, food, and other supplies to American POWs. She was imprisoned and tortured, but after being released, resumed her activities. She is credited with helping countless soldiers, saving many lives. She spent much of her childhood in Canada. Her first husband, John Rowley, died a year after their marriage. They had a son, Charles. She later married John "Jack" Utinsky. Her second husband survived the Bataan Death March, but died of starvation while imprisoned by the Japanese. She wrote a book about her experiences titled "Miss U," which was her code name. Her story was also included in the movie "The Great Raid." (bio by: A Marine's Daughter) 
 
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  John P Utinsky (____ - 1942)*
 
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Inscription:
Valiantly served her country by working with the Filipino resistance movement to provide medicine, food, aide, and hope to allied POWs in the Philippines in World War II.

This marker is dedicated this 31st day of May 2010 Roosevelt Memorial Park Association

 
Burial:
Roosevelt Memorial Park
Gardena
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: A Marine's Daughter
Record added: Oct 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21904597
Margaret Elizabeth Miss U <i>Doolin</i> Utinsky
Added by: Tim Brown
 
Margaret Elizabeth Miss U <i>Doolin</i> Utinsky
Added by: B.J. Waters
 
Margaret Elizabeth Miss U <i>Doolin</i> Utinsky
Added by: B.J. Waters
 
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One had to wonder all the things you endured. We take time to remember you and all that you did to help the Philippine and American POWS imprisoned by the Japanese during World War II.You showed great compassion and empathy and sympathy and worthy of adm...(Read more)
- Chaplain Dinkins of Marines
 Added: Jun. 23, 2016

- A Marine's Daughter
 Added: May. 7, 2016
You were an extraordinary human being. Thank you for serving and saving many lives. RIP Hero
- John Haseltine
 Added: Feb. 2, 2016
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