Frances Liberty


Frances Liberty was a good Catholic school girl. But that all changed when she decided to serve as a nurse in the army.  She served in World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Grenada, and developed a sass that deeply affected many she came into contact with.

Thank you to the Veterans History Project for providing audio for this story. To hear other veterans’ stories, go to http://loc.gov/vets. The painting you see above is a portrait of Frances Liberty  by J.D. Nelson.

Producer: Natalia Jaeger and Mark Ristich