Cerro Gordo County

Pvt. Vivian J. Neal



HOME ON FURLOUGH -- Pvt Vivian J Neal, daughter of Mrs. Lennie Trueblood, 305 Washington N.W., is home on furlough from the Reno army air base, Reno, Nev. Pvt. Neal enlisted in the WAC last Memorial Day, choosing to serve in the ferrying division of the air transport command. She took her basic training at Ft. Des Moines and was assigned to the Reno air base as an instructor in an advanced radio training unit. Prior to her enlistment, Pvt. Neal had been an instructor in the army air forces radio school at Sioux Falls, S. Dak., for nearly 2 years. After returning to Reno, Pvt Neal will be transferred to the army airways communications system where she will continue her work in radio preparatory to overseas assignment.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, November 29, 1944 (photo included)