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Florence Mackey, 2007

  • Civilian on the home front during WWII

Listen to the following sections by scrolling forward to the timecode.

0:44 - Memories of brother Tom who was killed during the war 
3:58 - Communication and 2 brothers in the war 
5:15 - How brother Tom was killed in Saipan, funeral, and Gold Star 
7:44 - Draft difficult for mother 
9:23 - Experience as a nurse working with veterans when they returned
13:06 - Younger brother and husband were nervous when they returned from the war
14:23 - Experience with grandmother  

Florence G. Mackey Obituary 

This story was recorded at an SDPB event in Sioux Falls, SD. 

Images Provided by Florence Mackey

Florence G. Mackey, 1941 (Graduated nurse's training)

Photos - Thomas Leo Madden, killed on June 16th, 1944, Saipan (Brother of Florence G. Mackey)

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