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This past spring, University Archives assistant Nancy Steinmann was leafing through an Alumnae Association folder when she discovered this yellowed typescript. The list revealed at least 17 women of Mount Saint Mary's who served their country in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II.
The story of the Mount's WWII veterans
The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. During the war, an estimated 350,000 women joined the ranks of the formerly male-only U.S. Armed Forces - and among them were alumnae from Mount Saint Mary's in Los Angeles.
This spring, the University's Archives staff found a yellowed, typescript list of names, titled "In the Service of Our Country: World War II." Below the heading, 17 names are listed - all alumnae of the Mount - along with class years and the branch of the U.S. Armed Forces each alumna entered.
In the current issue of Mount Magazine, we uncover some of the experiences of those women. And we explore what students on campus in the 1940s did to support the cause of their alums in arms. Read this reflection on Mount Saint Mary's World War II veterans in the story, "In the Service of Our Country."