RUBY G. BRADLEY
Bradley of Spencer retired from the U.S. Army in 1963
as the most decorated woman in American military history.
She was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines
after Pearl Harbor but continued her work as a nurse
in the prisoner of war camp until 1945. She later served
as Chief Nurse for the Eighth Army in Korea and was
awarded the rank of colonel, U.S. Army, in 1958.