Published Mar 4, 2016 at 3:37 PM | Updated at 3:40 PM PST on Mar 4, 2016
They were young Army nurses in World War II, sharing a room and experiences that forged an extraordinary bond.
A monsoon destroyed part of their hospital on a South Pacific island. They were swamped with the sick and wounded near the front lines. A disease outbreak killed colleagues. Yet Amelia "Mimi" Greeley (pictured below) and Ruth "Brownie" Girk survived, and so did a friendship that still spurs near nightly phone calls as both turn 100.