Army & Navy - WAVE into WAAC

Three weeks after blonde, attractive Helen Hall, 22, joined the WAVES, her husband enlisted in the Navy. Helen became a yeoman, 3rd class, her husband a seaman. Last week in San Diego WAVE Hall announced she had been given an honorable discharge "because one of my superior officers became worried" over a new kind of social anomaly: marriage between two sailors. (Navy regulations exclude women whose husbands hold lesser rank.) Ex-WAVE Hall told her story to a WAAC recruiting office, was promptly enlisted.

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