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Alice Babosuk in 1945. Alice would later marry Air Corps pilot Robert J. Ramer
Alice "Ensign Babs" Babosuk (Alice Ramer)

Alice Babosuk was a first year nursing student in Buffalo, New York when she learned that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. On that day in 1941 she committed herself to completing her education so that she could serve her country in World War II. Alice speaks with her son Robert about her enlistment in the Navy Nurse Corps Reserves.

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Alice Babosuk
Alice Babosuk at the Brooklyn Naval Hospital.

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