Juanita R. Hipps was born on 1 July 1912. She served in the Army Nurse Corps in World War II Pacific Theater. She was the author of “I Served on Bataan”(New York: J.B. Lippincott Company), a best selling book in 1943 1943 and which was the basis for the motion picture “So Proudly We Hail.” She escaped during the last few days before Corregidor surrendered.
Colonel Hipps died on 25 February 1979 and was buried with full military honors in Section 21, Grave 769, Arlington National Cemetery.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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