Cobb, Laura, LCDR

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Commander
Last Service Branch
Nurse Corps
Last Primary NEC
290X-Nurse Corps Officer
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 290X, Naval Hospital Canacao, Philippines
Service Years
1918 - 1947
Nurse Corps
Lieutenant Commander

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Contact Info
Home Town
Atchison, Kansas
Last Address
Wichita, Kansas

Date of Passing
Sep 27, 1981
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge US Naval Reserve Honorable Discharge

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Last Known Activity
Lieutenant Commander Laura Mae Cobb (May 11, 1892–September 27, 1981) was a member of the United States Navy Nurse Corps who served during World War II. She received numerous decorations for her actions during the defense of Manila and her 37 months as a POW of the Japanese, during which she continued to serve as Chief Nurse for ten other imprisoned Navy nurses—some of the "Angels of Bataan." She retired from the Nurse Corps as a Lieutenant Commander in 1947.

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 Duty Stations
Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)Naval Hospital Agana, Guam
  1918-1918, 290X, Naval Hospital Canacao, Philippines
  1928-1940, 290X, Bureau of Medicine (BUMED)/Naval Hospital (NAVHOSP)/Navy Regional Medical Center (NRMC)/Naval Medical Center (NAVMEDCEN)/Naval
  1940-1941, 290X, Naval Hospital Agana, Guam
  1941-1942, 290X, Naval Hospital Canacao, Philippines
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of the Philippines
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