Did you know that?
In 1944, four nurses, 1st Lt. Mary Roberts, 2nd Lt. Elaine Roe, 2nd Lt. Virginia Rourke, and 2nd Lt. Ellen Ainsworth (posthumous), became the first female recipients of the Silver Star? They were cited for their bravery in successfully evacuating the 33rd Field Hospital at Anzio, Italy on February 10
This website is an initiative of STIWOT (Foundation for Information on the Second World War). With this website we intend to make a time document. Decorations are an essential part in recognising deeds and participating in activities, especially in times of war.