Scott County

Marguerite Wahlig

 

 

THIS IS THE WEEKLY LETTER TO A BOY IN SERVICE

by John O'Donnell

The Raymond G. Wahlig family, 2046 West Fifth street, is 100 per cent for the navy, and it should be, for it boasts of a sister-brother act in that branch of the service. The feminine angle is supplied by Marguerite, pharmacist mate 3/c, and the masculine angel by Robert, radioman 2/c, who managed to have their leaves so that they could spend them at home, together for the first time in 15 months. The WAVE entered the service last September, spent time at Hunter college, then at the Hospital corps school at San Diego and is now stationed at the Naval hospital in Long Beach, Calif, which will accommodate 2,800 patients. In the barracks with her are two Davenporters, Evelyn Weeks and Twila Tompkins.

Source: Quad-City Times, July 30, 1944 (photo included)