Woodbury County

Virginia Yvonne Eckers



Sisters Enlist; One an Air-Wac, the other a Nurse

Miss Guinevere Ellen Eckers, 20, enlisted in the Air-Wac at the recruiting office here on May 13, and her sister, Miss Virginia Yvonne Eckers, 18, was accepted into the service just one day previously, having joined the Cadet Nurse Corps on May 12. They are the daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Willerd C. Eckert of Oto, Iowa, and were born in that town. They graduated from the Oto High School, and both attended Wayne University at Wayne, Nebraska, for one year. The elder sister will begin basic training at either Fort Des Moines, Iowa or Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. On May 31, the younger will begin training at St. Vincent’s hospital here on June 2.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, May 15, 1944