Second Lieutenant Agnes Kathryn Weiler

So you've seen her at 95, but this is my grandma at 27, being signed into the US Army:

I spent some time finding this image because the Army has no record of her military service, which aside from being irritating, keeps her from being eligible to receive certain benefits awarded veterans. We tracked this picture down in the Omaha World Herald, which published this photo in its July 29th evening paper of 1941. We hope that this will adequately prove her service, but aside from that, I'm just glad to have this little bit of her history.

Isn't she pretty?

She was only an Army nurse for 6 months, during which time she met a charming and handsome doctor, my grandpa Leo Heywood.


"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

this is so utterly romantic!!! oh my good lord.

Kyra said...

so wonderful to see this, i remember you mentioning it over the holiday.
do you have any documentation of her surgery when she gave birth? i am still very interested in that.

Nick Heywood said...

That surgery is surrounded by mystery, but it was performed before my uncle Brian's birth. All that is known is that it was performed by a specialist from the Mayo Clinic, and was far more experimental than was admitted to my grandmother.

Lisa Borgnes Giramonti said...

Look at that cape! And the way her hat is so jauntily cocked to one side! She simply exudes style...which has obviously been passed down to later generations. :)

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