Lady GI: A Woman's War in the South Pacific: The Memoir of Irene Brion

TitleLady GI: A Woman's War in the South Pacific: The Memoir of Irene Brion
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsBrion, Irene
Number of Pages178
PublisherPresidio
CityNovato, CA
Abstract

When war came, Irene Brion, like many other young Americans, male and female, was eager to do her part. Enlisting as a recruit in the Women's Auxilliary Army Corps, the forerunner of the more familiar Women's Army Corps (WAC), Private Brion traveled to Fort Devens, Massachusetts, where she learned how to be a soldier, and then to Camp Carson, outside Colorado Springs, where she learned on the job how to be a dental technician. The "needs of the service" ultimately resulted in her being trained as a cryptanalyst. The author highlights her personal experiences during her tour of duty - the thrill of retreats in the Colorado Rockies, the vast panorama of America from a troop train, the lure of the Pacific, and her first sight of palm fringed beaches.

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