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Catherine David (Olson) - Class Of 1939 VIEW PROFILE

Catherine David (Olson)

Catherine David Olson

September 3, 1921 - December 13, 2022






Veteran Story​​​​ 

Women's Army Corps, previously served in WAAC (Auxiliary Corps)
Enlisted April 15, 1943. Active duty May 10, 1943 - Dec. 12, 1945
Staff Sgt.

U.S. Army Finance School, 2nd WAC Class, Wake Forest College, North Carolina
Presidential Unit Citation, usual medals. (four)

Usual Finance Office duties; head of various units: officers' pay, enlisted pay, travel pay, and lastly, audit.

Stationed: Basic at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. Started in Hq. Personnel writing special orders. Ordered to Finance School then to work in Finance Office at Camp Butner, N.C., transferred to Finance Office at Los Angeles Port of Embarkation where I stayed until discharge.

Enlisted when the war was at a low ebb. Only wanted to help and joining seemed one way to do my part. My college background was Accounting so they put me where I could use a little, although Army Accounting is nothing like civilian. I could at least add 2 and 2 so they felt Army Finance School would be the right beginning. Made good friends.

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