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The Battle of Chosin | Digital Short

Flight Nurse

Lillian Kinkela Keil was one of the most decorated women in WWII and the Korean War, with 11 battle stars, four air medals and more than 450 air evacuations in Europe and in Korea. Starting as an air stewardess, where one had to be a registered nurse at the time, Kinkela then joined the air force and started evacuating soldiers off the battle field. During the Korean War, she participated in 175 air evacuations missions and accumulated 1400 hours in the air during the 16 months. She took care of the marines and the soldiers at the Battle of Chosin.

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