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Staff Photo: Erin Evans. Elizabeth "Bubba" McClain poses at Morningside Assisted Living in Conyers. McClain said she enlisted in the Army after the start of World War II after hearing an Army nurse speak during her nursing school graduation ceremony in Atlanta.

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VETERAN'S STORY: Being an Army nurse seemed 'the thing to do'

When her father, Dr. John W. McClain, made house calls in Mitchell County, Elizabeth would run to the barn to turn the starting crank handle on his Model T Ford, thrilled she was allowed to drive the old "Tin Lizzie" around to the front of their house.

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