Spencer in Roane County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
Col. Ruby G. Bradley
U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 30 Years
Col. Ruby G. Bradley
U.S. Army Nurse Corps, 30 years.
W.W. II, 1941–1945.
Korean War, 1950–1953.
Erected by (donated by) Ruby’s lifelong friend Mardell DePue Cottle, R.N.
Location. 38° 48.108′ N, 81° 21.033′ W. Marker is in Spencer, West Virginia, in Roane County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 33) east of Market Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spencer WV 25276, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spencer (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); U. S. Civil War Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Roane County / Jackson County (approx. 9.3 miles away); Rathbone Well (approx. 13.2 miles away); Burning Springs Oil Field (approx. 13.3 miles away); First County Court (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spencer.
Also see . . . Ruby Grace Bradley, Colonel, U.S. Army Nurse Corps. Essay by Col. Bradley, reflecting on her experiences as a prisoner of war. “The Army nurse collected the remaining drugs and placed them in doctor’s pockets. Packages of surgical supplies, a bundle of surgical instruments, which had been wrapped for transporting prior to evacuation of the hospital, and even a box of soap was found and smuggled into the truck. The surgical instruments consisted of nine Kelly hemostats, six mosquito hemostats, two pairs of surgical scissors, two abdominal retractors (not matched), two knife handles, four packages of blades, (Submitted on September 8, 2008.)
Categories. • War, Korean • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,079 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.