Polk County

Pvt. (f.c.) Louise Murray



70 Pct. Of Iowa WACs From Fighting Families

A survey of approximately 70 per cent of the total Iowa WAC enlistment reveals its close integration with the war effort through service of members overseas and in this county, and through other members of their families.


Her brother, John W. Murray, reported missing in the battle of the Java sea and with two other brothers in the army, Pvt. (f.c.) Louise Murray, 1233 ½  Twenty-ninth st. was the last child in her family to enter service.  Her mother took a course in parachute making to prepare for defense work.

Source: Des Moines Register, December 5, 1943