Frankie Thelma Lewey Jerrett was born on November 22, 1910 in Guymon, Oklahoma. She pursued an education and entered nursing. Frankie was one of the many nurses who worked for one dollar ($1.00) a day and a meal during the Great Depression of the 1930s. She served in the US Army Nurse Corps as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. Frankie 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 Frankie married Lt Francis Jerrett, one of the 1st Cavalry Division's liberators, in January 1946. She died on April 17, 1987 at the age of 76 in Tacoma, Washington and is now buried in the Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA.