Juanita Redmond Hipps was born on July 1, 1912 in Swansea, Lexington County, South Carolina. She was married to William Grover Hipps. As a nurse, she served in the US Army as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. 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 wrote the book "I Served on Bataan", which became a best seller in 1943 and basis for the movie "So Proudly We Hail". Juanita died on February 25, 1979 at the age of 66, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida and is now buried in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on her headstone.