Marcia Louise Gates was born on March 15, 1915 in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin to Harrison Meade and Marcia S. (Porter) Gates. She was a graduate of the Milwaukee School of Nursing and joined the US Army Nurse Corps in February 1941. Marcia served in the US Army Nurse Corps as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. In October of 1941 she was sent to work in the Phillipines. 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.
After the war, Marcia worked in public health nursing, her last job was with the Janesville Wisconsin Health Department. She died on June 25, 1970 at the age of 55 in Madison, Wisconsin and is now buried in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, USA. In May of 2004, the Wisconsin Department of Veteran's Affairs officially dedicated the new Assisted Living Facility Center in Union Grove Wisconsin to honor Lt. Gates, naming the building "Gates Hall".
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