Army & Navy - Homesick, Eh?

Homesick, Eh? The Army's new women's auxiliary set an unmilitary precedent last week. It accepted the resignations of some of its enlisted WAACs (number not specified) who had signed up for the duration. Reason for resignation: the WAACs did not like barracks life or separation from husbands.

Typical was the case of nine women from Syracuse, N.Y., who were told by an Army officer they could live at home after training, go back to aircraft-warning-service jobs in their home town with WAAC pay. A month ago, they were ordered to leave home, take up barracks quarters...

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