Woodbury County

1st Lt. Mildred A. Bramer





First Lt. Mildred A. Bramer, Army nurse corps, has been awarded the Bronze Star medal.  She wears the European theater ribbon with five campaign stars.

Lt. Bramer landed in Normandy six days after the invasion as chief nurse, hospitalization unit, with the 13th field hospital, and was with the Army in France, Belgium, and Germany.  Her citation reads that she displayed outstanding professional nursing skill and devotion to duty, despite trying field conditions and exposure to enemy artillery fire.

Lt. Bramer is a daughter of Mrs. Anna Bramer, 819 S. Alice street, and a sister of Mrs. Violet Smith, 2312 S. Royce street. She entered the Army in July, 1942, and received her commission as first lieutenant in June, 1944.  She has been in active duty 11 months with the field hospital unit which was the first to cross the Rhine.  Lt. Bramer was with the veterans bureau before her enlistment.  She now is en route home.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, October 7, 1945 (photo included)