Marcella LeBeau, U.S. Army Nurse, World War II


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Marcella LeBeau grew up in a Native American community in South Dakota. Helping her ailing mother as a child inspired her to pursue a career in nursing. After joining the U.S. Army, LeBeau served in the European theater in World War II.
In this edition of "Veterans Chronicles," Marcella LeBeau shares her story of service from the D-Day landings at Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge. She describes sheltering from German bombs, caring for the wounded, and the powerful reunion she had with one soldier decades later.
But LeBeau also describes returning home from her honorable service only to see signs back home that read "No Indians or dogs allowed."
Don't miss the incredible oral history of 100-year-old Marcella LeBeau.

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