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Della H. Raney

Della H. Raney (1912 – Present)
Della H. Raney was born in Suffolk, Virginia, January 10, 1912. A graduate of the Lincoln Hospital School of Nursing in Durham, NC, Raney was the first African-American nurse commissioned as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II.

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