By Bob Welch

ISBN-10: 0743477588

ISBN-13: 9780743477581

ISBN-10: 0743477596

ISBN-13: 9780743477598

Of the 350,000 American ladies in uniform in the course of global warfare II, none instilled extra wish in American GIs than Frances Slanger. In military fatigues and helmet she splashed ashore with the 1st nurses to hit the Normandy seashore in June 1944. Later, from a storm-whipped tent amid the thud of artillery shells, she wrote a letter to Stars and Stripes newspaper that will stir the souls of millions of weary infantrymen. hundreds and hundreds wrote heartfelt responses, praising Slanger and her fellow nurses and honoring her humility and patriotism. yet Frances Slanger by no means received to learn such compliment. She used to be lifeless, killed the very subsequent day whilst German troops shelled her box health facility, the 1st American nurse to die in Europe after the touchdown at Normandy.
Frances Slanger was once a Jewish fruit-peddler's daughter who survived a chilling youth in international struggle I-torn Poland and immigrated to the USA at age seven. encouraged by way of thoughts of her sour earlier and a Nazi-threatened destiny, she defied her mom and dad' needs through changing into a nurse and becoming a member of the army. a lady of serious integrity and braveness, she was once additionally a passionate author and keeper of chapbooks. this is often the tale of her too short life.

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