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WWII Belgian Nurse Augusta Chiwy Honoured by US Army

Posted by admin on Dec 13, 2011

A 93-year-old Belgian Congolese nurse who saved hundreds of wounded American soldiers during WWII has received an award for valour from the US army. Augusta Chiwy was presented with the award by the US ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman.

Mr Gutman said the 67-year delay in presenting the award was because it was thought Ms Chiwy had died in battle. Ms Chiwy volunteered at an aid station in the besieged town of Bastogne, at the height of the Battle of the Bulge.

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