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The Twelve Anchors: POW
nurses’ sacrifice, service honored

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Posted By: AltaD, 5/28/2019 7:34:31 AM

In January 1942, 11 Naval nurses and one Filipino nurse were taken prisoner by the Japanese. They spent nearly three years as POW’s in concentration camps where they continued to nurse the sick and injured. They were never formally recognized by the U.S. government as heroes. But to the men they cared for, their service will never be forgotten. The nurses became to be known as the 12 Anchors. Their selfless service never stopped. All of the nurses received the Bronze Star and a Prisoner of War medal. WGN’s Marcella Raymond has their story.

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Very short article, watch the news clip for the full report.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: HammerDax56 5/28/2019 8:10:24 AM (No. 85564)
Read “We Band of Angels”. An amazing story that you will never forget ...but an account of heroism that nobody seems to know about! You can thank me later.
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In January 1942, 11 Naval nurses and one Filipino nurse were taken prisoner by the Japanese. They spent nearly three years as POW’s in concentration camps where they continued to nurse the sick and injured. They were never formally recognized by the U.S. government as heroes. But to the men they cared for, their service will never be forgotten. The nurses became to be known as the 12 Anchors. Their selfless service never stopped. All of the nurses received the Bronze Star and a Prisoner of War medal. WGN’s Marcella Raymond has their story.
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