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Augusta Chiwy

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:20 PM

One could argue that she belongs in the military section but:



BASTOGNE, Belgium — A Congo-born nurse was laid to rest in a quiet corner of Belgium on Saturday, surrounded by emissaries from the King and the United States, politicians and a military honor guard.

Augusta Chiwy - Belgium's "forgotten angel" - was buried at Bastogne, the scene of one of the most ferocious battles of World War II where at great personal risk she helped save countless American lives.



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Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:41 AM

Actually, this sub-forum was created so that civilians like Ms. Chiwy who played a role in WWII could be recognized. She proved that courage wasn't the exclusive attribute of those in military service.

Freedom is precious and many gave their lives for it. It is the duty of the future generation
to remember that sacrifice, and offer some sacrifice for themselves if Freedom is threatened.

Cecil Earl Workman, WWII Veteran, "L" Co., 129th Inf. Regt., 37th Inf. Div.


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Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:54 AM

I saw a great many post about her on Friendface.  Quite a woman, no doubt.

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Posted 22 September 2015 - 07:38 PM

Was reading that they are creating a documentary to be released on Oct. 15. Wonder if it will be available on Netflix or Amazon? Was also interested to find that she was mentioned in Ambrose's book and the series being known as "Anna the nurse."

"Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - Einstein


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