U.S. At War: Soldier's Wife

To its many worries, the Army had another one added last week. Now that the war in Europe was over, the childless, 38-year-old wife of an Army private wanted her husband discharged so that she could have a baby. They were married in their middle thirties, she explained in a letter to her Congressman—"My future happiness depends on my having a child and if I am not given a chance now it will be too late. . . . If I were younger I would not be so heartbroken."

Intoned the Congressman: this is a matter for the soldier's C.O. in Europe.

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