Ruth M. Straub was born on October 23, 1914. 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 had also served in the Korean War. Ruth died on September 6, 1994 at the age of 79 and is now buried in the Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA with the rank of Major on her headstone.