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COL Ruby Grace Bradley

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Born:    19 December 1907, Spencer, WV

Died:    28 May 2002, Hazard, Kentucky

Education:

 

 

 

1924-26

Student, Glenville State Teachers College, Glenville, WV

 

 

1930-33

Nursing student, Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA

 

 

20 Sep 46-20 Jun 47

Student, Nursing Administration, University of California at Los Angeles

 

 

12 Sep 48-27 Jan 49

Student, Nursing Administration, University of California at Los Angeles
B.S. in Nursing Education, 1949

 

 

Appointed to Army Nurse Corps:

16 Oct 1934

 

 

Promotions:

 

2d Lt (relative rank)

16 Oct 34

1st LT (AUS)

18 Feb 45

CPT (AUS)

27 Oct 45

CPT (RA)

19 Aug 47

MAJ (RA)

15 May 50

LTC (RA)

23 Jul 52

COL (RA)

4 Mar 58

 

 

Military Assignments:

 

 

 

16 Oct 34-24 Nov 39

General duty, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC

 

 

14 Feb 40-14 Feb 41

General duty, Station Hospital, Fort Mills, Philippine Islands

 

 

14 Feb 41-23 Dec 41

Surgical and head nurse, Station Hospital, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Luzon, Philippine Islands

 

 

29 Dec 41-12 Feb 45

Prisoner of War

 

 

29 Dec 41-23 Apr 43

Nurse, hospital, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Luzon

 

 

23 Apr 43-20 Sep 43

Nurse, Civilian internment camp, Camp Holmes, Baguio, Luzon

 

 

20 Sep 43-12 Feb 45

Nurse, Santo Tomas civilian internment camp, Manila, Philippine Islands

 

 

4 Jul-12 Aug 45

Assistant Chief Nurse, Station Hospital, Fort Myer, VA

 

 

12 Aug 45-28 Feb 46

Charge Nurse/Assist Chief Nurse, McGuire General Hospital, Richmond, VA

 

 

1 Mar 46-18 Sep 46

Principal Chief Nurse, Station Hospital, Fort Eustis, VA

 

 

4 Aug 47-12 Sep 48

Nurse Supervisor, Medical & Surgical Wards, Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, CA

 

 

17 Feb 49-17 Sep 49

Head Nurse, Officers' Eye, Ear, Nose, Throat & Neurosurgery Wards, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC

 

 

25 Sep 49-26 Jul 50

Chief Nurse, Base Hospital, Army Command, Joint Long-Range Proving Ground, Banana River Naval Air Station, Cocoa, FL

 

 

17 Jul 50-13 Jan 51

Chief Nurse, 171st Evacuation Hospital:

 

27 Jul 50-26 Aug 50 - Fort Bragg, NC
27 Aug 50-21 Sep 50 - Camp Hakata, Kyushu, Japan
21 Sep 50-28 Oct 50 - Taegu, Korea
31 Oct 50-30 Nov 50 - Pyongyang, Korea
6 Dec 50-16 Dec 50 - Yongdongpo, Korea
18 Dec 50-13 Jan 51 - Campo Kokura, Kyushu, Japan

 

 

13 Jan 51-19 Jun 51

Temporary duty, Assistant Chief Nurse, 361st Station Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

20 Jun 51-11 Jul 51

Chief Nurse, 171st Evacuation Hospital, Sasebo, Japan

 

 

12 Jul 51-31 Jul 51

Assistant Nursing Consultant, Medical Section, Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army, Korea

 

 

1 Aug 51-20 Jun 53

Chief Nurse, Medical Section, Headquarters, Eighth U.S. Army

 

 

18 Aug 53-21 Jun 58

Chief, Nursing Division, Medical Section, Headquarters, Third U.S. Army, Fort McPherson, GA

 

 

27 Jul 58-28 Apr 61

Chief Nurse, Medical Division, Headquarters, U.S. Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany

 

 

14 Jun 61-31 Mar 63

Director, Nursing Activities, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX

 

 

31 Mar 63

Retired

 

 

Awards and Decorations:

 

 

 

Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Bronze Star Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster
American Defense Service Medal with foreign service clasp
American Campaign Medal
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with 2 bronze service stars for participation in the Philippine Islands and Luzon Campaigns
World War II Victory Medal
Army of Occupation Medal with Japan Clasp
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Service Medal with 1 silver star (in lieu of 5 bronze service stars) and 2 bronze service stars for participation in the UN Offensive, Chinese Communist Forces Intervention, UN Summer-Fall Offensive, Second Korean Winter, Korea Summer-Fall 1952, Third Korean Winter, and Korea Summer-Fall 1953
United Nations Service Medal
Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 1 bronze service star
Philippine Independence Ribbon
Distinguished Unit Emblem
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation
10 Overseas Bars

 

 

Civilian Employment:

 

 

 

1926-1930

Teacher, elementary schools, Spencer, WV

 

 

18 Dec 33-10 Sep 34

Nurse, Civilian Conservation Corps, Walter Reed General Hospital, Washington, DC

 

 

1963-1980

Supervisor, private-duty nursing service, Roane County, WV