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Col. Ruby Bradley – History Alive! : Blackwater Falls
September 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Women in history are alive at Blackwater Falls State Park on Thursday, September 7, 2023. Becky Park of Charleston West Virginia portrays Colonel Ruby Bradley at this 7:30 program. Open to the public, this inspirational portrayal of a gal from originally from Spencer West Virginia spans her military career. There is no charge to attend.
The program is a great history lesson for homeschooled children or individuals always interested in military history, particularly when it involves service by a West Virginian. The program is made possible by the West Virginia Humanities Council and West Virginia State Parks.
About Colonel Ruby Bradley
When Bradley retired from the U.S. Army in 1963 she was the most decorated woman in American military history. Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines in 1941 and was a POW until 1945. She was a POW for three years and liberated along with other prisoners in February 1943. She continued to work as a nurse in the prison camp. She was named Chief Nurse of the Eighth Army in 1951 and supervised over 500 nurses in Korea. Bradley attained the rank of Colonel in 1958. Born in 1907, Bradley lived a full life until her passing in 2002.
Becky Park presents the story and follows up in person to answer questions and then as herself talking about the program, the importance of sharing and preserving history.
Blackwater Falls invites you to the lodge for this History Alive! evening of reflection and fellowship.