Oldham, Faith A.

Faith A. Oldham U.S. Army WWII
Faith A. Oldham U.S. Army WWII

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Date of Birth: 11/21/1915
Died On: 6/24/2005
Street Address: 32 Meadow Place
Service Number: unknown
Branch of Service: U.S. Army-WWII

Veteran Code: USARMY-471

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Faith A. Oldham

Faith A Oldham was born on November 21, 1915, in Connecticut to Amelie Helene Meyer-Merian, age 29, and George Charles Oldham, age 37. Her father was born in India and her mother was born in France.

She had two older brothers, Peter and Phil, and five younger sisters, Hope, Isabel, Eloise, Irene and Libby. In Rye her family lived at 32 Meadow Place and were members of the Presbyterian Church.

Faith Oldham was graduated magna cum laude, Rye High School Class of 1933. In school she was a scholar athlete enjoying many sports especially field hockey.
She attended Randolph Macon College for Women of Lynchburg, Va.. for two years before taking up the the profession of nursing. Faith continued her education graduating as a registered nurse from Presbyterian Hospital in New York City.

When war broke out Faith enlisted in the Army and received her basic training at Halloran General Hospital on Staten Island.

She served as an officer in the U.S. Army during World War II. She was in the Army Nurse Corps serving in a field hospital in England and at the major hospital facility in Landstuhl, Germany, after the war.

Her brother Phil Oldham was a Marine and was killed July 1943 during the New Georgia Campaign in the Solomon Islands.

Faith was in the Reserve Army Medical Corps and served in various hospitals in the U. S. before being posted to Korea, earning a presidential citation for her service to the Korean army medical establishment.

She retired as a lieutenant colonel after over 30 years of service.

Faith Amelie Oldham died on June 24, 2005, in Nantucket, Massachusetts, at the age of 89, and was buried there.

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the oldhams were members of rye presbyterian church

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