Belgian Nurse who Saved American GIs in WWII Honored

Belgian Nurse who Saved American GIs in WWII Honored

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Belgian nurse awarded medal for WWII valorIt’s never too late to be recognized for bravery.

67 years after the US Army assumed she was killed when a bomb destroyed the hospital where she worked, a Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge was given an American award for valor on Monday.

Augusta Chiwy, who is 93, received the Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service for helping wounded and dying American soldiers, often coming under enemy fire while combing the battlefields to find more of the wounded in the deep snow.

 

(READ the AP story in the New York Times)

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