American Legion Carroll Post 143 honors WWI nurse

Carrollton, GA

A monument and headstone were dedicated Friday at the Atlanta cemetery gravesite of an American Red Cross nurse who died 100 years ago while serving in France during WWI. The memorial at Greenwood Cemetery marked the final resting place of Camille Louise O'Brian, a Georgia native who died April 18, 1919, in Blois, France, after contracting spinal meningitis. O'Brian was the only woman from Georgia who died as a result of WWI. Participating in the ceremony, which included representatives from France and Ireland, was a four-man contingent from American Legion Carroll Post 143 in Carrollton, Ga. Ronnie Pate, Randy Purser, Ron Knowles and Don Levans served as color guards for the ceremony. The rifles carried by the Color Guard were the same 1903 models that were used on the battlefields of France during WWI.

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