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Serving her country as a war nurse

November 06, 2019 - 00:00
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Serving her country as a war nurse

Anyone who knew Eagle Lake’s Johanna “Johnnie” Balas was aware of her talent, intelligence, and good humor. She studied nursing at St. Joseph’s Nursing School in Houston. At the outset of World War II, Johanna volunteered to enter the service in the Army Nurse’s Corps and, quickly advanced her position to ...

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