He was just a boy. No more than 16 years old. He called me Mom. And he was so sick, he died before morning.
WWI nurse Linnie Leckrone recalling the front
Leckrone was one of the first women to be awarded the Silver Star for her work in the Gas and Shock team during WWI. However, she was discharged from the Army before being awarded her medal, and it was posthumously awarded to her daughter in 2007 by the US Army.