Last of WWII's nurse POWs is remembered

03/18/2013 | Washington Post, The

Mildred Dalton Manning, a U.S. military nurse captured in the Philippines in 1942 and the last known woman who was a prisoner of war in World War II, died in Hopewell, N.J., at age 98. Known as one of the Angels of Bataan and Corregidor, Manning and her colleagues cared for wounded soldiers during the Battle of the Philippines and continued their work as prisoners of war. "We were under terrific strain, but we just did our job even when we were weak from not eating," she said in in 2001.

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