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LTC Edith Marie Wimberly Patient
Birth: Feb. 17, 1911
Natchitoches Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: May 18, 1964, USA

US Army Nurse. Leading figure among a handful of US Army nurses captured by the Japanese in early 1942 upon the surrender of Corregidor. She was evacuated to the prison camp at the University of Santo Tomas where she cared for fellow prisoners, including survivors of the death march and Japanese abuses, from mid 1942 until early 1945 when she was liberated. Less political than some of her fellow nurses, she led a quiet and successful life as a military nurse through her early death. Recipient of the Legion of Merit and Bronze Star. Like her fellow Ark-La-Tex nurse compatriot Hattie Brantley of East Texas, she was known as one of the "Angels of Bataan." (bio by: John Andrew Prime) 
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  William F. Patient (1910 - 1970)
Forest Park East Cemetery
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Apr 26, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68939156
LTC Edith Marie <i>Wimberly</i> Patient
Added by: Ron Moody
LTC Edith Marie <i>Wimberly</i> Patient
Added by: John Andrew Prime
LTC Edith Marie <i>Wimberly</i> Patient
Added by: John Andrew Prime
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God bless you and thank you for serving during our Nation's time of need (World War II) and being a member of "America's Greatest Generation." As an Angel of Bataan, God only knows how men you saved and walked out of that Japanese Hell alive because of y...(Read more)
- LTC B, USAR (ret)
 Added: Nov. 1, 2014

- florida boy 64
 Added: Oct. 31, 2014
Cudos! What a brave Soldier!
- Nena Smothers
 Added: Sep. 3, 2014
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