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Lou A. Hedding Memoir

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Lou A. Hedding Memoir, 1944 | Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

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ID: 03/WV0298

Primary Creator: Hedding, Lou A.

Extent: 1.0 Items

Subjects: Hedding, Lou A., United States. Army. Women's Army Corps, United States. Army. Women's Army Corps - Military life, Women in war, Women soldiers - California, Women veterans - United States, World War, 1939-1945 - Participation, Female

Languages: English

Abstract

Lou A. Hedding served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II.

An eight-page handwritten memoir dated May 1944 describes Hedding's train ride from Camp Maxey to Fort Oglethorpe; her overseas training in Georgia; and her journey to Lae, New Guinea. Subjects include Hedding's social activities and athletics; her work in the supply office at Fort Oglethorpe and in the mess car en route to California; the barracks and training at Camp Stoneman; a day trip to San Francisco; and her voyage to the South Pacific. Of particular note is Hedding's emphasis on the camaraderie of the women. The memoir ends upon Hedding's arrival at Lae, New Guinea.

Scope and Contents of the Materials

An eight-page handwritten memoir dated May 1944 describes Hedding's train ride from Camp Maxey to Fort Oglethorpe; her overseas training in Georgia; and her journey to Lae, New Guinea. Subjects include Hedding's social activities and athletics; her work in the supply office at Fort Oglethorpe and in the mess car en route to California; the barracks and training at Camp Stoneman; a day trip to San Francisco; and her voyage to the South Pacific. Of particular note is Hedding's emphasis on the camaraderie of the women. The memoir ends upon Hedding's arrival at Lae, New Guinea.

Biographical Note

Lou A. Hedding was born in Pismo Beach, California. During World War II she trained in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) at Camp Maxey, Texas, and Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. Hedding broke her foot during a WAC softball game and worked in the supply office at Fort Oglethorpe. After training she was sent to Camp Stoneman in Pittsburg, California, in preparation for traveling to the South Pacific.

Subject/Index Terms

Hedding, Lou A.
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps - Military life
Women in war
Women soldiers - California
Women veterans - United States
World War, 1939-1945 - Participation, Female

Administrative Information

Repository: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives

Access Restrictions: Collection is open for research.

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Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information. Please see our Sensitive Materials Statement.

Acquisition Method: Purchased in 2003.

Preferred Citation: Lou A. Hedding Memoir, Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC, USA.

Processing Information: Processed by Beth Carmichael, July 2004


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