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By 1944 the newly hatched WAC’s was actually a gen-u-ine part of Uncle Sam’s Army, not merely an auxiliary like its earlier incarnation the WAAC’s. After much debate,  in July of 1943 FDR  had signed a bill changing the name of the  Women’s Auxiliary Army Corp (WAAC)  to Women’s Army Corp  (WAC),  making it part of the Army Reserves.

By 1944 the newly hatched WAC’s was actually a gen-u-ine part of Uncle Sam’s Army, not merely an auxiliary like its earlier incarnation the WAAC’s. After much debate, in July of 1943 FDR had signed a bill changing the name of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corp (WAAC) to Women’s Army Corp (WAC), making it part of the Army Reserves.

Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999) was an American radio and television personality. Rayburn enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served in World War II.

Gene Rayburn (December 22, 1917 – November 29, 1999) was an American radio and television personality. Rayburn enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force and served in World War II.

Richard Crenna-Army-WW2-Radioman, saw combat in the battle of the Bulge, also served in Pacific decoding (Actor)

Richard Crenna-Army-WW2-Radioman, saw combat in the battle of the Bulge, also served in Pacific decoding (Actor)

William Windom (September 28, 1923 – August 16, 2012) was an American actor. He served in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations in World War II, as a paratrooper with Company B, 1st Battalion 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.

William Windom (September 28, 1923 – August 16, 2012) was an American actor. He served in the United States Army in the European Theater of Operations in World War II, as a paratrooper with Company B, 1st Battalion 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.

John Forsythe-Army Air Forces-WW2-he appeared in plays and movies, then worked with injured soldiers who had developed speech problems. (Actor)

John Forsythe-Army Air Forces-WW2-he appeared in plays and movies, then worked with injured soldiers who had developed speech problems. (Actor)

Mel Brooks-Army-WW2- Corporal-Battle of the Bulge- Victory Medal-(Actor)

Mel Brooks-Army-WW2- Corporal-Battle of the Bulge- Victory Medal-(Actor)

Alan Walbridge Ladd (September 3, 1913 – January 29, 1964) was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd served in the United States Army Air Force's First Motion Picture Unit during WWII. After initially being classified 4-F in World War II due to stomach problems, Ladd begin military service in January of 1943. He attaining the rank of corporal. But in mid-November 1943, he was given an honorable medical discharge due to an ulcer and double hernia.

Alan Walbridge Ladd (September 3, 1913 – January 29, 1964) was an American actor and film and television producer. Ladd served in the United States Army Air Force's First Motion Picture Unit during WWII. After initially being classified 4-F in World War II due to stomach problems, Ladd begin military service in January of 1943. He attaining the rank of corporal. But in mid-November 1943, he was given an honorable medical discharge due to an ulcer and double hernia.

Desi Arnaz-Army-WW2-classified limited service and assigned to USO programs at military hospital (Actor/singer)

Desi Arnaz-Army-WW2-classified limited service and assigned to USO programs at military hospital (Actor/singer)

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