Edith Shacklette Haynes was born on July 15, 1908 in Meade County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Wade Hampton Shacklette and Alice Martha Johnston Shacklette, and was married to Robert McGavock Haynes. Edith served in the US Army as a First 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. Edith died on July 22, 1991 at the age of 83 and is now buried in the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel on her headstone.