Attached is a photo of my self and Ms Teddy taken on May 11th. I was able to locate a replacement Air Medal for her and presented it to her at our monthly meeting. Ms Teddy donated her original medals to her hometown’s museum in New York after returning from WWII. She had replaced her other medals but had not been able to obtain a replacement Air Medal.
I met Ms Teddy about two years ago when she joined our group. From the beginning I was amazed at the stories she would tell of her service in WWII. The women of her generation were my role models for joining the military and I’m glad their stories are now being recorded for posterity. She is vibrant person and makes as many events as she can with us. She is currently the oldest veteran in our group at 93 and on many days gets around better than I do at 51.
I downloaded a copy of the letters she sent in to your website. She has told us about the “rotation” of nurses stories many times but that was the first I had heard about the Japanese POWs. I’m going to make it point to ask her about it the next time I see her. She recorded some history for one of our local groups and I’ll try to get a copy of that for your site along with asking her about other stories she may have.
I will look through our records for any other photos we have and send those forward. We have a photo of her in uniform from WWII for our display and I will download you a copy.