December 17, 1913
Margarete Neel, who became the symbol of the International Red Cross after World War II, was born in Minturn (Lawrence County). Neel worked for the Red Cross in the Pacific Theater and the China-Burma-India Theater. While at the 109th Station Hospital in Australia, she was photographed guiding the wheelchair of the wounded Private Gordon Pyle. This photograph was reproduced as a poster for the organization’s post-war fundraising activities.