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A Soldier's Story: Lieutenant Helen Cassiani Nestor

Born on January 27, 1917, in Bridgewater, Massachusetts, Lieutenant Helen Cassiani Nestor joined the U.S. Army nurses corps and was assigned to the Sternberg General Hospital in Manila, Philippines. She was there when World War II erupted.

Captured with the other nurses after the fall of Corregidor, she was held in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp until the end of the war.  Like the other 78 nurses, she will forever be known as one of the "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor."

After the war, she returned to Bridgewater, Massachusetts, got married, and raised a family.

She died on November 25, 2002, and rests in St. Thomas Aquinas Cemetary in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.


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