Elizabeth Boone Eckman was born in Danville, Pennsylvania on June 21, 1879. Her father was Colonel Charles Wesley Eckman, who commanded the 93rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Eckman was also a direct descendant of Daniel Boon on her mothers’ side of the family. She was a graduate of the Pennsylvania Hospital Nursing School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps at Philadelphia. During World War I, the federal government’s Department of Military Relief formed a number of Red Cross Base Hospitals in Europe. Each participating hospital was asked to raise funds to equip a 500 bed facility and provide trained staff. In 1917, Pennsylvania Hospital established U.S. Hospital Base No. 10. Eckman was assigned to Base Hospital No. 10. They sailed on the S.S. St. Paul, arriving in England on May 28, 1917. After a few days' delay in England the unit was assigned to a station at Le Treport (Seine Inferieure), France, arriving at that station on June 12, 1917. It was one of the original six hospitals assigned to duty with the British and operated No. 16 General Hospital, British Expeditionary Force. The Nursing Staff consisted of 64, including the Matron Miss M. A. Dunlop and 4 civilians, 1 dietician and 3 secretaries. The Hospital remained at Le Treport, attached to the British, during its entire overseas existence. Eckman sailed home from Brest, France, on the S.S. Kaiserine Augusta Victoria. Eckman later served as superintendent of the Bryn Mawr Hospital located on the Main Line, just outside of Philadelphia, at the Good Samaritan Hospital at Lexington, Kentucky, and Head of Nursing at Bloomsburg Hospital, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth Boone Eckman died at the Bloomsburg Hospital on January 25, 1941. Captain Elizabeth Boone Eckman received a Victory Medal with a Defensive Sector bar. The Defensive Sector bar was given for participation in any 'minor' battle that is not honored with any of the 'named' Combat Clasps.