Posted by: Through the Eyes of Women | March 21, 2016

Rebroadcast on March 21, 2016 from March 17, 2014 Author Mary Cronk Farrell Joins Host Brenda Starr in Discussing PURE GRIT: How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle & Prison Camp in the Pacific

PURE GRIT book cover with Army Nurse Frankie Lewey

PURE GRIT book cover with Army Nurse Frankie Lewey

Author Mary Cronk Farrell has once again given her readers a long, historic and passion filled chronology of a distinct American event. In her new Book, Pure Grit:How American World War II Nurses Survived Battle & Prison Camp in the Pacific, Mary tells the story of over 80 women who served in the Army and Navy Nurse Corps and were prisoners of war once Pearl Harbor was bombed. Their capture, survival and ultimately recognition from a grateful country defy imagination. Pure Grit honors these courageous women with compelling tales of their strength, compassion, kindness and unbelievable spirit.

Author Mary Cronk Farrell

Author Mary Cronk Farrell

Mary Cronk Farrell talks about how she found photos and stories of these Army and Navy Corps Nurses who were held at Luzon Island, Bataan and the Los Banos Internment Camp in the Philippine Islands – as well as the Nurses experiences with battle, hunger, survival, taking care of patients and most of all hope.

For more info on the author or to view a clip visit:

http://www.marycronkfarrell.net/videos.html           http://www.MaryCronkFarrell.com

“In times of despair, remain who you are” said First Lieutenant Mildred “Millie” Dalton, Jefferson, Georgia, the last living POW nurse, who died March 8, 2013, at age ninety- eight. Reminders of her wartime experiences remained constant up until her death. “I cut clothes off so many soldiers that, to this day, if I use scissors, I get a blister.”

Hospital in Santo Tomas Prison Camp, P.I.

Hospital in Santo Tomas Prison Camp, P.I.

 

To listen to and/or download Brenda’s conversation with Mary Cronk Farrell click the following link:     3-17-2014 Brenda Mary Cronk Farrell

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