Durangoan had role in WAVES of the future

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Durangoan had role in WAVES of the future

Julie Thomas joined the Navy WAVES – Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service – in 1943. The group was created July 30, 1942. About 90,000 U.S. women became WAVES by the end of the World War II.
Julie and Preston Thomas met at a Navy base in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1945. This was taken after their marriage that year. A pillow that Julie owns says, “My heroes have always been cowboys.” Preston, a cowboy from Lander, Wyo., died in 2009.
Julie Thomas joined the Navy WAVES – Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service – in 1943. About 90,000 U.S. women became WAVES by the end of the war.

Durangoan had role in WAVES of the future

Julie Thomas joined the Navy WAVES – Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service – in 1943. The group was created July 30, 1942. About 90,000 U.S. women became WAVES by the end of the World War II.
Julie and Preston Thomas met at a Navy base in Jacksonville, Fla., in 1945. This was taken after their marriage that year. A pillow that Julie owns says, “My heroes have always been cowboys.” Preston, a cowboy from Lander, Wyo., died in 2009.
Julie Thomas joined the Navy WAVES – Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service – in 1943. About 90,000 U.S. women became WAVES by the end of the war.
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