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Living History portrayal keeps memory of Ruby Bradley alive

This piece by Catherine V. Moore appeared on December 3, 2011 in the Beckley [WV] Register-Herald.  It is reprinted here with permission. Seventy years ago, U.S. Army nurse Ruby Bradley had just enjoyed a pleasant Thanksgiving in the Philippines. She looked forward to returning home to West Virginia soon and spent her days working some, […]

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Hometown wisdom in time of war

Colonel Ruby Bradley (1907-2002) was the US Army’s most highly decorated nurse. She was born on a farm outside of Spencer, WV and taught four years in one-room schools in Roane County before she became an Army nurse in 1934. Bradley served in the Philippines in 1941 where she was captured by the Japanese after […]

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