C .Edwina Todd was born on November 23, 1911. She served in the US Navy as a Ensign during World War II. Edwina 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 February 17, 1996 at the age of 84 and is now buried in the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA with the rank of Captain on her headstone.