Letha McHale Albrecht was born on October 8, 1905. She was married to Randolph Nevinson Albrecht who was also a former POW. Letha 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 January 10, 1968 at the age of 62 and is now buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA.