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Written by Sadie Butcher, Correspondent
June 21, 2018

            On Sunday, June 17, Ms. Lila K. Bittenbender turned one hundred years young and credits reaching the milestone to a healthy lifestyle and lots of multivitamins.

Lila Bittenbender's family members at her party: left to 

right, Merill Yorgey, Barbra Stoneback, Rhonda and Dr.

Raymond Stoneback, Donna Yorgey.

            A birthday celebration was held at Frederick Living Retirement Community, where she currently resides. 

            As part of the celebration, Lila was presented with a Senate Resolution honoring her service from State Senator Bob Mensch (24) and a Citation from Perkiomen Post #184 for her long membership in organization

            Lila, a 1936 Pennsburg High School graduate, received a Bachelor of 

Lila Bittenbender, serving in the

U.S. Army during WWII.

Science degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and earned a registered nurse diploma from Allentown General Hospital in 1940. She also attended the U.S. Army Medical Service School and the Command-General Staff College.

            In July, 1941, she joined the U.S. Army Corps and was assigned to Camp Polk, La. Two years after, she was transferred to Camp Livingston, La., to join the 19th General Hospital unit on overseas duty.

            Ms. Bittenbender served in England and Scotland before her unit crossed the English Channel soon after the events of D Day in August, 1944, where they became an evacuation hospital near LeMans, France. In October, 1945 she returned to the United States, and ...



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