Mollie Petersen Ruf was born on February 10, 1915. She was one of the "Angels of Bataan and Corregidor” – the US Army and Navy Nurse Corps women who served in the Battle of the Philippines in 1941-42. When Bataan and Corregidor fell, 11 Navy nurses, 66 army nurses, and 1 nurse-anesthetist were captured and imprisoned in and around Manila. They continued to serve as nurses in various POW camps until they were finally liberated in February 1945. She died on February 7, 1988 at the age of 72 and is now buried in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA.
May 1961: Name listed as MOLLIE A RUF; Dec 1966: Name listed as MOLLIE A PETERSEN