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First Name: Juanita

Last Name: Hipps

Birthplace: Swansea, SC, US

Gender: Female

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Swansea, SC

Maiden Name: Redmond

Date of Birth: 01 July 1912

Date of Death: 25 February 1979

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served: 1936-1969
Juanita Redmond Hipps

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Juanita Redmond Hipps
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Nurse Corps

Juanita Redmond was born on 1 July 1912.

Juanita served in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II in the Pacific Theater. She escaped during the last few days before Corregidor surrendered.

She was the author of "I Served on Bataan"(New York: J.B. Lippincott Company), a best-selling book in 1943 that was the basis for the motion picture "So Proudly We Hail."


In the summer of 1946, Juanita married William G. Hipps, an officer in the U.S. Army Air Forces who retired as a Brigadier General (Honoree Record ID 2637). In 1949, their son, William Jr., was born.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Colonel Juanita Redmond Hipps died on 25 February 1979. She is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

She was survived by her husband, Brigadier General William G. Hipps and their son, William Jr.

Honoree ID: 2636   Created by: MHOH




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