Ellen Gertrude Ainsworth was born March 9th, 1919, in Glenwood City. She graduated from Minneapolis Eitel Hospital School of Nursing in 1941 and joined the U.S. Army Nursing Corps in 1942.
She was posted to the Station Hospital at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas and subsequently to Evacuation Hospital. With this she went to Bizerta in Tunisia and later on to Anzio in Italy.
February 10th, 1944, she was severely injured by hostile fire while caring for patients in a hospital tent. She passed away six days later on February 16th.
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