Ada Mary Slatter Burlingham (1922-1997) served in the Army Nurse Corps from June 1, 1944 to February 2nd, 1946, reaching the rank of first lieutenant. She served in the European Theater of World War II, working mainly in France and Germany. Burlingham was a member of the 116th Evacuation Hospital supporting the 7th army, and she served at Dachau concentration camp shortly after it was liberated. She was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal as well as the World War II Victory Medal. After returning to the United States, she was employed by National Acme for 20 years.
The Ada M. Slatter Burlingham World War II correspondence contains 131 letters she sent home while serving in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, which describe her everyday life and experiences.