Thursday, March 16, 2017

An aside, for Women's History Month: Emily Victoria Greer (1895-1972)

2017 marks the 100th anniversary of American involvement in WW1, and 16 March 2017 marks the 98th anniversary of the formation of the American Legion. My husband's great-grandmother Emily Victoria Greer (1895-1972) enrolled in the United States Navy as Yeoman 3 Class on 28 May 1918, and served at the Navy Yard in NYC from 31 May 1918 until 11 November 1918. Her inactive duty date (as Yeoman 2 Class) was 31 July 1919. She then became a lifetime member of the American Legion, joining the First Women's Post No. 2 American Legion in Brooklyn, NY in 1919. She would go on to become Commander of American Legion Post 43, and was chosen "Mrs. Legionnaire" in 1947 during her tenure. Credit and thanks to Uncle John for the photos & history!


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