Fort Des Moines


Unknown Unknown 1100.2022.0201.jpg Days Past Collection Sepia 1100-2022-0201 1100.2022.0201 Postcard 5x7 Media Mid-1940s Reproduction rights are not available. Owned by another institution.


Postcard view of the Officers Quarters at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, where Prescott native Martha Rebecca Yount (b. 1912 - d. 2001) attended four weeks of basic training in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), beginning in December 1942 during the Second World War. During her training, she was selected for eight weeks of Officer Candidate School and graduated as a Third Officer (equivalent to a Second Lieutenant). Martha met Millard "Skinny" Caldwell during the war and they married in 1946 after she retired from the army with the rank of captain.

Photo Courtesy of Marjory J. Sente.


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