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Maj Elza Cansanção
Birth: Oct. 21, 1921
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Death: Dec. 8, 2009
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Elza Cansanção Medeiros or Major Elza (October 21, 1921- December 8, 2009) was a Brazilian Army officer and World War II veteran. She was the highest-ranking female officer in the Brazilian Army with the rank of Major. She went to Italy during the war along with the Brazilian Expeditionary Force as the Brazilian Health Detachment Chief-nurse.

She used to lecture about the Brazilian participation in World War II.

Elza Cansanção Medeiros died on December 8, 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, age 88.

 
 
Burial:
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
 
Created by: Alberto Limonta
Record added: Dec 09, 2009
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Maj Elza Cansanção
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Maj Elza Cansanção
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Maj Elza Cansanção
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God bless you. You were a beautiful and patriotic lady of Brazil. May your memory shine forever.
- Wisteria
 Added: Dec. 10, 2009
Major Elza, Muito Obrigado pelo serviço prestado ao Exército Brasileiro em defesa da Pátria. Que Deus lhe dê o merecido descanso.
- Marcus DeGrossi
 Added: Dec. 10, 2009
 
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