Seven African-American female service members who made history

Mildred Europa Taylor March 14, 2020
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Maj. Della H. Raney

One of the 500 black nurses who served in the Army Nurse Corps during the second world war, Raney became the first African-American chief nurse commissioned as a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. Born in 1912, she graduated from the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in Durham, N.C. and retired in 1978.


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