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    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-03
    • Goddard writes to her husband about his accident and his recovery. She has two weeks of WAC basic training at Fort Des Moines left, and will see the Company Commander about where she will be relocated and if she will be sent home to Rapid City.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-13
    • Goddard writes of the details of her days, including KP, laundry, classes, and inspections. She is mailing some of her belongings home along with gifts, in case she's not home for Christmas. Her last week of basic training is busy and she is...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-18
    • Goddard has completed her exams and is in her last period at Fort Des Moines. She recounts the details of her Sunday routine, including the care packages received by many.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-21
    • Goddard is still not sure of her next assignment and where she'll be for Christmas. She describes KP, writes of her classes and instructors, and notes the bad war news of late.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-26
    • Goddard mentions her wedding anniversary and speaking to her husband on the phone. She discusses a visit from her parents, her father's health, and packages she received.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-01-02
    • Goddard discusses a potential job opportunity and provides details of the office and some of her duties in Rapid City. She also mentions the cold weather, the need for warmer clothing, her New Years dinner, and her new address.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-01-10
    • Goddard writes of her visit to the dentist, a letter from her parents, and new rules with strict repercussions at Rapid City AAB. She plans to go home to her husband for the weekend and discusses the menu for her visit.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-02-01
    • Goddard assures her husband she doesn't plan on applying for Officer's Candidate School, mentions a brighter war picture, and has heard no word of the base closing.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-03-21
    • Goddard writes of her weekend with her husband and how much she misses him. She tells of a gardening project, a visit to friends in the hospital, and practical jokes the women play on each other. She hopes that Germany will fall in the spring as...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her Husband, May 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • Goddard expresses the love and appreciation she has for her husband and is looking forward to being discharged soon. She also mentions her recent social activities and her duties the following day.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-11
    • Carol writes that the medical WACs are leaving on Friday for Sioux Falls, and hopes that she will get down there to visit her husband for the weekend. She's making plans for shipping her belongings home, and mentions doing laundry.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-25
    • Goddard tells of personally arranging for WACs and male soldiers to get furloughs and plane rides home. She also describes her recent activities, including watching a P-61 or Black Widow pilot perform, cleaning, ironing, and dining in the mess hall.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her Husband, August 1945]

    • 1945-08
    • Goddard decided to complete a year's service before getting out in order to receive veterans benefits, even though she has the option of leaving now. She describes the discharge policies in detail in addition to planning a hunting trip with her...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers

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