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Secrets of a SigInt Wac Draft 4 Completed!

My Writing Desk After my cousin, Karen read the 2nd draft of a book I am writing based on my mother’s service in the Southwest Pacific during WWII, she said, “You will have at least 7 drafts, Barbara Sue.” Deflated … Continue reading

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Star-Spangled Girl Only 19 When She Enlisted

Ninety years ago today, Billie Jean Edwards was born in Lubbock, Texas. October 1943 only 19 years old, she walked into an Army Recruiting office in Beaumont, Texas. Knowing you must be 21 to enlist in the Women’s Army Corps, … Continue reading

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Honoring 3 Fine Ladies on Memorial Day

WAC Pals, Corky, Vivian & Nicky bonded at Fort Dix and volunteered to go to the Pacific. ‘First station at Ft. Dix, New Jersey. Arrived December 24, 1943 where I met my two best buddies Agnes Bard “Corky” and Vivian … Continue reading

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One Last Stop – The National Archives College Park

The snow didn’t stop us from our final day of research. First we acquired our research cards by watching a video on how to treat and protect the records. Modern Military records including the WWII collection is housed in the … Continue reading

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Sgt. Donald Lee Nicodemus

Today is the birthday of Sergeant Donald Lee Nicodemus born February 9, 1916 in Peru, Indiana.  March 1942, 26 year old Nick met 17 year old Billie Jean Edwards at City Drug Store while stationed at Midland Army Air Field, the site … Continue reading

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Moving Forward In Telling her Story

How fitting that I arrived at the John C Campbell Folk School in the mountains of North Carolina on Groundhog’s day. On St. Brigid’s Day, a day of beginnings, a time underground when seeds are awaken eventually to reveal their … Continue reading

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