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Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills

I just saw a memorial by a lady whose 98- year old mother had just passed, a young 24 year old, with a baby, when her husband shipped out.

My own mother passed away two years ago, age 94, and when my dad shipped, she was pregnant with my sister. She was nearly three before he could get back to see her. (They didn’t have home leaves during that war.)

Jo Stafford, who you probably never heard of, had the finest voice during World War. She sang with the Pied Pipers, which included Frank Sinatra, and the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.

Enjoy the pictures, and feel free to come add your own. VeteransTales is for those who stayed and waited, and prayed, and took the men’s place in the factories.


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*Image: Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa, Bound for Glory: America in Color 1939-1943 Exhibit, Library of Congress, LC-USW36-644 [P&P], Description: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2017878365/
Digital ID: (digital file from original transparency) fsac 1a34808 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34808