‘Angel’ of Corregidor Who Was Born Near Winder Dies at Age 98
Mildred Dalton Manning was the last survivor of 66 nurses who were taken into captivity by the Japanese in 1942.
The New York Times reports Manning died Friday, March 8, in Hopewell, N.J. She was 98 and the last survivor of 66 nurses who were taken into captivity by the Japanese in 1942. The news outlet reports those nurses spent most of the war under guard at an internment camp for foreign nationals, where they faced near-starvation and disease while treating nearly 4,000 men, women and children.
“I joined the Army to see the world,” she told The Courier News of Bridgewater, N.J. “And what I saw was a prison camp.”
The New York Times reports Manning was born July 11, 1914, near Winder. She graduated from the Grady Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Atlanta and was head nurse at Grady before entering military service.
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