Sallie Phillips Durrett Farmer was born on October 3, 1914. She was married to Joseph Anthony Farmer. Sallie 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 7, 2003 at the age of 88 in Ohio and is now buried in the Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio, USA. Sallie attained the rank of Captain before her death.