Veteran's History Project
Joan F. Hughes, Pharmacy Mate 2nd Class, Navy WAVE, United States Navy, 1943 – 1945
July 20, 2017
Larry Nelson for the Western Nebraska Observer
The Veterans History Project of the Library of Congress collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.
By the time Joan Fowler-Hughes was twenty one years old, she had graduated from high school as well as college. She was seriously involved with a man who was a college graduate as well as a pilot... and deployed to the theater of war in Europe. The man was killed in action.
Joan was grief-stricken. The best thing she felt she could to do keep his...