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Rachael Diane "Rae" Landy
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1885, Lithuania
Death: Mar. 5, 1952
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Educated as a nurse at the Jewish Women's Hospital (later Mount Sinai Hospital)in Cleveland, 1911 Landy became the assistant superintendent of Harlem Hospital in New York City. In 1913, Landy was recruited by Henrietta Szold, the founder of Hadassah, as one of two nurses to travel to Palestine to found what would later evolve into the famed Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem. Landy returned to the United States at the outbreak of WWI and joined the United States Army Nursing Corp serving in Germany, Belgium and France. She served at the White House under President Coolidge. She was stationed in the Philippines in the 1930's. Promoted to Captain in 1940, landy became assistant superintendent at the headquarters of the Second Corp Area at Governors Island, N.Y. During WWII she was Chief of Nurses at Crile General Hospital in Cleveland. Landy retired a Lt. Col. in the United States Nursing Corps, the second highest obtainable rank for a woman. Until her death in 1952, Landy worked recruiting nurses for Cleveland's Mt. Sinai Hospital. She buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery. Landy's life and career, as a pioneering health professional in Palestine bringing western health care and treatment to thousands of destitute immigrants, and as a career United States Military Officer serving in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp, demonstrated how American women, when given the opportunity and responsibility, could and did pursue idealism, careers and leadership. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Jerry klinger
Record added: Oct 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98378244
Rachael Diane Rae Landy
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Rachael Diane Rae Landy
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 Added: Oct. 6, 2012
 
 
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