Virginia Heroes

Mary Elizabeth DeLacey Wheeler

Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Navy

Born: September 18, 1921
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
Entered: August 23, 1944
Discharged: July 31, 1946
Awards: American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal

Served in World War II in the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps. It was an honor and a privilege to provide nursing care to Navy men and Marines. She met men and women from all over the United States, and many are still friends today.

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