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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, Korean • War, World II.
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. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers Spencer (a few steps from this marker); Capture of Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); U. S. Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Spencer (within shouting distance of this marker); Roane County / Jackson County (approx. 9.3 miles away); Pocatalico River (approx. 11.6 miles away); Rathbone Well (approx. 13.2 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, two handling forceps and one uterine forceps. (Submitted on September 8, 2008.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,225 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 7, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.