Ruby Bradley was born on December 19th, 1907 in Spencer, West Virginia, and would go on to become one of the most decorated women in U.S. Military history. In 1934, Ruby entered the Army Nurse Corps as a surgical nurse. Just a few weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, she was captured and in 1943 moved to and imprisoned in the Santo Tomas Internment Camp in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Months went by as Ruby provided medical help to the prisoners. She would often hide food in her pockets to give to the children in the camp. By selflessly doing this, Ruby often went hungry herself. Ruby dropped so much weight, the extra room in her uniform gave her a place to smuggle medical supplies into the camp. With these supplies, Ruby was able to perform 230 operations and deliver 13 babies during her imprisonment.