As a young girl, my grandma became an army nurse during WWII. This is a picture of my grandma (right) with her brother, John, and her best friend, Eileen (left), in 1944. She and (Aunt) Eileen traveled to Europe and Africa during the war, and they were part of the group that liberated the concentration camp Dachau. There's even a book dedicated to my grandma by a Holocaust survivor, called In the Mouth of the Wolf. She doesn't talk about the bad times; she physically can't bring herself to.
I don't think I could ever describe how much respect I have for her.