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Elizabeth Ann Buckley
Born (1913-10-21)October 21, 1913
Died January 25, 2003(2003-01-25) (aged 89)
Place of birth Grand Rapids
Place of death Muskegon
Service/branch United States Army Nurse Corps
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Awards Four Freedoms Award

Elizabeth Ann (Ellen) Buckley was a United States military nurse. She served for the United States Army Nurse Corps in two wars. She advanced until the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Life[edit | edit source]

Buckley was born on October 21, 1913, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

She succeeded for her bachelor and master's degree in nursery at the Saint Louis University and completed another graduate study at the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. She pursued her career foremost in the United States Armed Forces.

She taught at the Mercy as well as the Hackley Hospital School of Nursing and was a director at the School of Nursing of the St. Anthony Hospital in Denver and lead the U.S. Naval Hospital in San Diego. Furthermore she helped founding the Navy Nurse Cadet Corps and the Women's Overseas Service League.

During World War II and the Corean War she served as a surgical nurse. On November 26, 1961, she was bidding farewell to the army with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Afterwards she participated in a great many boards of unions and commissions, of veterans, the Roman Catholic Church and civil organizations.

She died on January 25, 2003, in Muskegon, Michigan.

Recognition[edit | edit source]

In 2001 she was mentioned as an exemplary military nurse at the presentation of the Freedom Medal as well as in the category of Freedom from fear of the Four Freedoms Awards.[1]

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