Eula Fails Borneman was born on September 26, 1908. She served in the US Army as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. Eula 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 November 14, 1986 at the age of 78 and is now buried in the Houston National Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA with the rank of Major on her headstone.