Edenton Woman, WWII Nurse, to Receive Overdue Medals Saturday at Age 92

Raleigh

Seven decades after earning the awards, 92-year-old former Army nurse and current Edenton resident, Mildred Warner, will finally receive the accolades she deserves for service to her country during World War Two.

North Carolina Army National Guard Col. John Mullinax, himself an Army nurse whose father served in World War Two, presented Warner with her Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal as well as the World War Two Victory Medal at the ceremony Dec. 1 at American Legion Post 40, in Edenton.

“I did not do anything heroic.  All I did was volunteer and go overseas,” said Warner.

The presentation is made possible through the work of the nonprofit Veterans' Legacy Foundation, which is headquartered in Harnett County. The Foundation researches military records to see that veterans receive awards they earned but were never presented or never knew they had coming.

Warner enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. After duty at Fort Eustis, Va., and then at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., she volunteered for duty oversees and was assigned to a military hospital in Australia. She completed her service at a hospital in Butler, Pa., where she tended many soldiers wounded in the famous Battle of the Bulge.

 

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(U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Robert Jordan, North Carolina Public Affairs)  

Contact: Lt. Col. Robert Carver
Phone: (919) 612-9712

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