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   Althea Prexeda Semanchik Turlington
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Veteran saluting next to a cardboard cutout of "Winnie the WAC" 1945.
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: WAC (Women's Army Corps)
Unit: 2502 SCU
Service Location: Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Rank: Private First Class, Technician Third Grade
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»Photo Album  (8 photos)
»Personal narrative about her public relations trip to New York City after winning the contest to be the model for "Winnie the WAC" and her experiences shortly after.
 Official Documents
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 Other Materials
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 Official Documents (3 items)
Army Service Forces Public Relations release, "Winnie The WAC's New York Visit" (2/17/1945 Honorable Discharge certificate (1/17/1946) Enlisted Record and Report of Separation DD-214 (1/17/1946)
 Other Materials (4 items)
"Winnie the WAC," cartoon book written by Corporal Vic Herman (1945); includes personal handwritten note to veteran signed by the artist dated 6/4/1945 Radio script for piece "Gulf Gazette" no Winne the WAC abd artist Cpl. Vic Herman.(ca. 1944). "Yank" (The Army Weekly) article "Winnie the Wac Gets Aberdeen Award" (3/23/1945)
"WACS Arrive" The Pennfylvania Gazette, October, 1943.  

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