Nancy Lee (nee Heilman) Hosey was born in 1936 in Apollo Pennsylvania.  Her father was Harold D. Heilman (1906-1975) and her mother was Martha J. Heilman (1914-2013).  Nancy attended Washington High School in Apollo.  Her 1954 high school yearbook says of Nancy, “Future plans are to become a nurse.

Nancy’s mother was one of nine siblings, so she had plenty of aunts and uncles.  Four served in WWII.  Nancy remembers going to the train station on occasion to pick up or drop off her uncles when they came home on leave.  One of her aunts was a nurse.  Nancy recalled, seeing her aunt and uncles serve, motivated her to join the military.


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