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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    On Exhibit Dedication October 18 1997 Dedication October 18 1997 highlights the four day celebration opening the Memorial to the public Women s Memorial Women s Memorial Foundation photo

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    special exhibit alcove Memory Books contains three books for visitors to share reflections about servicewomen which are cataloged and placed permanently in the Women s Memorial Foundation archives Women s

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Highlight War Brides Wedding Dresses Adrian Ratican Wedding Party Adrian Ratican wedding party Sacred Heart Chapel Notre Dame Cathedral Paris June 30 1945 Nelli Adrian Ratican Collection Women s Memorial

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    groom s Air Force issued parachute It features a yard train behind a tight bodice with a V neckline leg of mutton sleeves and a skirt that follows the lines of the parachute Nelli Adrian Ratican Collection Women s Memorial

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Brides Wedding Dresses 1LT Nellie Adrian Ratican s Wedding Announcement The Adrian Ratican wedding announcement was written in English and French Nelli Adrian Ratican Collection Women s Memorial Foundation Collection

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Swoboda Woodard s Orders DeLois Swoboda of Indianapolis IN received orders to report as an ensign in the US Navy Nurse Corps in May 1943 DeLois Swoboda Woodard Collection Gift

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    rayon silk and features a chapel length train a sweetheart neckline filled with white net edged in satin and braid scrolls and long sleeves with points extending over the backs of her hands DeLois Swoboda Woodard Collection Gift of Barbara Hyde Women s Memorial Foundation Collection Women s Memorial photo Swoboda wedding dress bodice detail DeLois Swoboda Woodard Collection Gift of Barbara Hyde Women s Memorial Foundation Collection Women s

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    of the theater and unit commanders and these proved significant to the WAACs WACs serving around the globe For instance commanders in the United States as well as the North African Mediterranean and Middle East theaters allowed military personnel to marry If you served in the European Theater marriage was permitted but in order to discourage hasty wartime marriages and pregnancies one spouse was immediately transferred to a distant station within the command or out of the theater In the China Burma India Theater marriage was only permitted if the woman was pregnant but the pregnant now married WAC was sent home and discharged immediately 2 Navy Women Women serving in the Navy Reserve WAVES wartime policies concerning marriage changed throughout the war Initially WAVES could not marry men in the US military and could not marry at all during indoctrination or training periods The Navy soon saw the impracticality of this policy such restrictions could mean the loss of well qualified women or that women might hesitate to sign up In 1942 the Navy changed its policy allowing WAVES to marry men of any service except the Navy but a year later the policy changed again to allow women to marry naval men after completing initial and specialist training Later in 1943 the regulations were again modified to allow WAVES to marry with permission during specialist training Marriage policy however was not as liberal or forgiving for women who served in the Navy Nurse Corps Until nearly the end of the war strict adherence to the no marriage policy remained in effect for nurses In fact if a Navy nurse married it was grounds for immediate discharge Finally in January 1945 the Navy found it necessary to suspend its marriage ban for nurses and also offered reappointment of nurses

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