Agnes D. Barre Smith was born on March 14, 1912. She was the daughter of Valentin Barre and Dores Josephine Guidry Barre. Agnes 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. Agnes died on September 19, 2009 at the age of 97 and is now buried in the Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA with the rank of Captain on her headstone.