Adele Foreman, St. Luke's Grad In Sarito Prison Camp Two Years, Freed As Yanks Liberate Manila



Adele Foreman, St. Luke's Grad In Sarito Prison Camp Two Years, Freed As Yanks Liberate Manila

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World War, 1939-1945

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The Bethlehem globe-times. (Bethlehem, Pa.) 1925-1977




Clipping extracted from The Bethlehem globe-times pertaining to WWII military personnel from the Lehigh Valley, part of the BAPL WWII Newspaper Clipping Collection.

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Bethlehem Area Public Library


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February 06, 1945
Adele Foreman, St. Luke’s Grad In Santo Prison Camp Two Years, Freed As Yanks Liberate Manila
Among the “angels of Bataan and Corregidor” liberated by American troops from the Santo Tomas prison camp in Manila is Lieutenant Adele Foreman, a graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital and a former resident of Bethlehem.

Lieut. Foreman was one of the 69 American Army nurses imprisoned since early in 1942 and so cut off from the outside world that they knew nothing of many medical innovations such as penicillin being used for the Army and they thought soldiers, who promised that an American hospital unit would arrive within a few hours, were joking. Three other Pennsylvania nurses released were: Lieutenants Clara Mueller and Imogene Kennedy of Philadelphia and Anna Williams of Harrisburg.

Liberation to Lieut. Foreman as to all the others meant, according to a correspondent, not the long-awaited chance to celebrate their safety, but to continue their tasks of mercy. Without pause for rejoicing, they pitched into the job of caring for those wounded in the fight to free Manila. What they reveled in was an abundance of clean bandages and the drugs brought to them by cavalry units.

But the rejoicing which the released nurses had no time for took place last evening at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry H. Lynn, 626 Third Avenue, where Lt. Foreman resided prior to her assignment to duty in the Philippines. She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foreman, of Slatington, and is a graduate of Slatington High School.

Lieutenant Foreman’s sister, Second Lieutenant Dolores Foreman, also of the Army Nurse Corps, saw service in the African and Italian campaigns and is now at the Ashford General Hospital in White Sulphur Springs, Va., having returned to the United States last June. She also has two brothers in the Army, Major Harry A. Foreman, now in India, and Corporal Alvin Foreman, in England. Major Foreman’s wife resides at 1014 Tilghman Street, Allentown.

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