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 Edith Marie <I>Wimberly</I> Patient

Edith Marie Wimberly Patient

Campti, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 18 May 1964 (aged 53)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 68939156 · View Source
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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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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Marie Wimberly Patient (17 Feb 1911–18 May 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68939156, citing Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .