Old "Rose Petal" Andy McGimsey hit town about Dec. 22nd and 23rd, and believe me gang, Sgt. McGimsey let no grass grow under his feet. Then to top it all off, the "Action Man" Harry Geiger showed up. Andy had to leave on the 27th, but Geiger carried on till Jan. 3rd. Marine Private Jimmy "Red" Kroner got in Thursday, Dec.30th. Jim just finished his boot training and was home for ten days. The old red head looks fit as a fiddle. Ray "Inky" Kroner was home from Great Lakes over the holidays. When he returned, he was sent to Shoemaker, California. Bill Conners was supposed to be in but hasn't showed as yet.
|Mary Pharo Meldon dressed in uniform belonging to Helen Schaefer (along with Helen Schaefer)|
Photo Credit: The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project
|Marie Pharo, Todee, Mary Pharo Meldon|
From the Collection of Mary Pharo Meldon