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LTC Hattie Rilla Brantley

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LTC Hattie Rilla Brantley

Birth
Jefferson, Marion County, Texas, USA
Death 20 Sep 2006 (aged 90)
Jefferson, Marion County, Texas, USA
Burial Prospect, Marion County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 15848021 View Source
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US Army Nurse. A lieutenant and nurse in the U.S. Army at the start of this nation's involvement in World War II, she was stationed in the Philippine Islands when the Japanese attacked and invaded. She was evacuated to the fortified island of Corregidor and so escaped the horrors of the Bataan Death March, but 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. When she retired in 1969 as a lieutenant colonel after nearly 30 years of service, she was the last Army prisoner of war nurse from World War II in uniform. She was known as the "Angel of Bataan."

Bio by: John Andrew Prime


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Front:

AMERICAN DEFENDERS OF BATAAN
AND CORREGIDOR, "ANGEL OF BATAAN"

Back:

I JOINED THE ARMY TO SEE
THE WORLD AND RIDE A HORSE

IN A JAPANESE PRISON
CAMP I ATE THE HORSE

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: John Andrew Prime
  • Added: 22 Sep 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 15848021
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/15848021/hattie-rilla-brantley : accessed ), memorial page for LTC Hattie Rilla Brantley (4 Apr 1916–20 Sep 2006), Find a Grave Memorial ID 15848021, citing New Prospect Cemetery, Prospect, Marion County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .