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(Goddess) Belgian Nurse Who Saved American Soldiers During Battle of Bulge Honored 67 Years Later
AP ^ | December 12, 2011 | SLOBODAN LEKIC

Posted on 12/12/2011 7:06:39 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Edited on 12/19/2011 7:02:00 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given a U.S. award for valor Monday - 67 years late.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 101airborne; 101st; angel; ardennes; battleofthebulge; belgium; medalofvalor; nurse; nursing; screamingeagles; worldwar2; worldwarii; ww2
A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers at the Battle of the Bulge ... a Goddess indeed.
1 posted on 12/12/2011 7:06:51 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Wow! Wonderful she received the deserved honor!


2 posted on 12/12/2011 7:10:18 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: All

Please link over and read the entire story ...


3 posted on 12/12/2011 7:11:23 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Thankfully this angel was still around to receive her long overdue gratitude. God bless her always!


4 posted on 12/12/2011 7:14:26 PM PST by oneamericanvoice (Support freedom! Support the troops! Surrender is not an option!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Great story about a very courageous woman.


5 posted on 12/12/2011 7:15:58 PM PST by thecodont
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To: DogByte6RER

GOD Bless this Nurse! Glad she is still around to recieve her due....


6 posted on 12/12/2011 7:18:56 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: DogByte6RER
Absolutely Amazing!

God bless Augusta Chiwy.
God bless Renee Lemaire.
God bless the 101st.
God bless Brig. Gen. Anthony McAuliffe

Gutman said the diminutive Chiwy combed battlefields during the battle, often coming under enemy fire, to collect the wounded in the deep snow.

"What I did was very normal," Chiwy said during the ceremony. "I would have done it for anyone. We are all children of God."

Just think of the thousands of Americans alive today entirely due to this lady's bravery.
7 posted on 12/12/2011 7:27:42 PM PST by bksanders (Spewing Forth Vitriol at the Speed of Spit)
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To: DogByte6RER

God Bless her


8 posted on 12/12/2011 7:31:12 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Centralization destroys the blight of monopoly")
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To: GreyFriar

Ping.


9 posted on 12/12/2011 7:50:44 PM PST by zot
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To: The_Media_never_lie
The photo is now my computer background out of respect for this lady.
10 posted on 12/12/2011 7:57:50 PM PST by bksanders (Spewing Forth Vitriol at the Speed of Spit)
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To: DogByte6RER

Good things come to those who wait.


11 posted on 12/12/2011 8:26:11 PM PST by Track9
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To: DogByte6RER
Another Belgian nurse - Chiwy's friend Renee Lemaire - was killed along with about 30 patients when a bomb penetrated a cellar

Renee is presumably the model for the young nurse who befriends medic Eugene in Band of Brothers.

12 posted on 12/12/2011 8:32:33 PM PST by 1066AD
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To: 1066AD

I remember that episode and I think you are correct.


13 posted on 12/12/2011 8:52:23 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

14 posted on 12/12/2011 10:50:16 PM PST by rawhide
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To: DogByte6RER
Another Belgian nurse - Chiwy's friend Renee Lemaire - was killed along with about 30 patients when a bomb penetrated a cellar where she was tending to the wounded.

http://oldtigercub.com/tigersblog/?p=32

15 posted on 12/12/2011 10:56:08 PM PST by rawhide
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“24th Dec.1944 - Ju 88 bombers of I/KG 66 attacked Bastogne along with aircraft from LG 1.

As a prelude to the attack the town centre was marked with magnesium flares and once the attack was over some strafing took place.”

This article assumed those particular buildings were targeted because of the large numbers of vehicles that had been transporting wounded and supplies parked close by.

http://morethanmedicine.blogspot.com/2007/11/night-before-christmas-bastogne-1944-by.html


16 posted on 12/12/2011 11:25:43 PM PST by wolficatZ (What ever happened to whatshisface who had the thingamajig??)
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To: bksanders

“”What I did was very normal,” Chiwy said during the ceremony.”

Perhaps normal for YOU, dear Miss Chiwy, which is what makes you a true heroine in my book.

God Bless Augusta Chiwy and may her remaining days be many, long and happy.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 11:42:19 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: zot

Thank you very much for the ping. She is indeed a heroine.


18 posted on 12/13/2011 7:30:02 AM PST by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks DogByte6RER.


19 posted on 12/13/2011 4:39:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: bksanders

And God bless the 28th Division(w/o which there would have been no battle for Bastogne).

God Bless my 2nd cousin Victor J. Mangin (KIA 12/17/44 Munshausen Luxembourg Company C 110th infantry).


20 posted on 12/16/2011 12:23:43 PM PST by wordsofearnest (Proper aim of giving is to put the recipient in a state where he no longer needs it. C.S. Lewis)
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To: wordsofearnest

My favorite moment in Band of Brothers was when they asked Joe Toye about being rescued by Patton:

“How do I feel about being rescued by Patton? Well I’d feel pretty peachy, except for one thing...We didn’t need to be f’ing rescued by Patton, you got that!”


21 posted on 12/16/2011 12:28:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: wordsofearnest

Amen, thank you WOE.


22 posted on 12/17/2011 11:06:03 AM PST by bksanders (Spewing Forth Vitriol at the Speed of Spit)
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