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Beverly Kreger

. . Beverly Kreger (Sept. 25, 1921 - Feb. 1, 2019) shared her experience with us of being an Army WAC (Women’s Army Corps). She worked as a telephone operator with the postal service unit during World War II, making the rank of technical sergeant. She started out in Fort Custer,

MaryAnn Kylander Sholtis

. . Photo: Dorothy Edwards/Naples Daily News U.S. Army Nurse Cadet Corps veteran MaryAnn Kylander Sholtis passed away June 8, 2019 at age 96. MaryAnn served during WWII, and though she never went overseas, her service was crucial to the war effort. In 2014, she shared her stories at a World

Virginia Eberharter

. . Virginia Eberharter Long before World War II caught the attention of the United States, Virginia M. Eberharter of Connellsville, PA wanted to be a nurse; she wanted to be of service to people in need.  It was such a determined decision for a young high school freshman, but

Barbara Duffy

. . Barbara Duffy Barbara Duffy served as a lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.  She had hardly ever ventured more than 50 miles from her home in Beverly, Mass., but in 1943, she shipped around the world to the Pacific to tend to the wounded

Ruth D’Hert

. . Ruth D'Hert During WWII, Ruth D’Hert chose the Navy WAVES (“Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service”) because the uniforms were navy blue.  “Being a Mormon, I was looking at the uniforms, for one thing.  I decided on the WAVES because their uniforms were more conservative.  They were navy

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