Mildred Dalton Manning, 98, the last survivor of a group of World War II military nurses known as the Angels of Bataan and Corregidor, died on March 8, 2013. Japanese soldiers captured the American Army and Navy nurses in the Philippines after a surprise attack on the same day Pearl Harbor was bombed. The Japanese held the nurses in a prison camp for three years until American forces liberated them in February of 1945.
This is an inspirational obituary. The 66 nurses were POWs for three years and three months. Ms. Manning had a long career after she was liberated and is an inspiration to read about.. NY Times Obituary.