Edith Marie Wimberly Patient was born on February 17, 1911. She was married to William F. Patient. Edith 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 led a quiet and successful life as a military nurse through her early death. Edith died on May 18, 1964 at the age of 53 in San Antonio, Texas and is now buried in the Forest Park East Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana, USA with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force.