Grace Chicken

Seventy years after the end of World War II, five Southwest Florida veterans share their experiences, including retired US Army – Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Grace Chicken of Punta Gorda. Chicken spent more than 20 years in the Armed Forces. She entered military service because she wanted to see the world and serve her country taking care of wounded soldiers as a nurse during the war. When she heard the Air Force was looking for nurses she says she enlisted to train as an Army Air Force Specialized Flight Nurse and could not get the rigors of military service out of her blood. Chicken tells us in her own words how she fell in love with the service and it completely changed her life.