ARMY: They Work Too Hard

The WAACs training on the elm-shaded Fort Des Moines parade ground were dead serious. In the classroom they took notes on everything but the instructor's "Good Morning." They saluted so often, so insistently that visiting regular Army officers had to use liniment on the arms that returned those salutes.

The soldiers in skirts were evidence that creation of a skirted auxiliary was a shrewd Army move. When first the WAACs rolled into Fort Des Moines the burden of proof was on them. They had to prove that: 1) they were emotionally suited to Army life; 2) they were adaptable enough to...

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