Ruby Motley Armbrust was born on February 12, 1906. She served in the military as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. Ruby 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 died on March 10, 1991 in San Diego. Her current burial place is unknown.