Nurse From This Area Reported Missing

Item

https://omeka.bapl.org/files/original/1/10498/foremanadele_01_19420611.pdf

Title

Nurse From This Area Reported Missing

Date Created

1942-06-11

Temporal Coverage

World War, 1939-1945

Spatial Coverage

Creator

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

Identifier

ww2-4040

Description

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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application/pdf
Clipping

Language

English

Publisher

Bethlehem Area Public Library

Contributor

Entries added in 2013 funded in part with Federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.

Date Submitted

2013-04-01

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Text

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June 11, 1942
NURSE FROM THIS AREA REPORTED MISSING
Lt. Adele Foreman, Graduate of St. Luke’s Nursing School, Was in Philippines
Word has been received that First Lieutenant Adele Foreman, R. N., formerly of Slatington, who had been stationed in the Philippines since June of 1940, is missing.

Miss Foreman is the first woman from the Lehigh Valley area to be on a casualty list in this war. Information that she is missing was conveyed to her brother, Major Harry Foreman, fort Benning, Ga., by the Surgeon General’s office and was in turn sent to Mr. and Mrs. Oscar German, of Main Street, Slatington. The Germans received the word yesterday.

Lieutenant Foreman is known to have been on Bataan and is believed to have been removed to Corregidor prior to its fall. Possibility was expressed that she is a prisoner of the Japanese.

Miss Foreman was born in Slatington, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Foreman, of Slatington. She graduated from the Slatington High School, the Nurse’s College of St. Luke’s Hospital in 1937, and later took a post-graduate course in the Gallinger Municipal Hospital, Washington, D.C.

She then transferred to the Walter Reed Hospital, Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., for admission to the Army and was commissioned on August 31, 1939. She was the first Army nurse from Slatington to be commissioned. After serving a year at Walter Reed, she was assigned to Philippine duty for two years in June, 1940.

Another sister, Second Lieutenant Dolores Foreman, is also a graduate of the Slatington High School and of St. Luke’s Nurse’s College. She is stationed at Camp Croft, S.C. Major Foreman is a former junior forester and was a member of the Officers’ Reserve Corps prior to being called to active duty. Another brother, Alvin Foreman, is in the U.S. Army, station at Newfoundland.