SQ 2016- Mary Vaughan
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SubjectRationing; Child; Pearl Harbor; Draft; Hillsboro, West Virginia; Army; Philippine Islands; Artifacts
Born in Hillsboro, West Virginia in 1937, Mary Vaughan was a child during WWII. She lived on her farm near a small town with her six siblings. During the war rationing was not much of an issue due to the independence her family had living on a farm. He family always had milk, butter, and meat. Her older brother, Henry Vaughan was drafted into the Army and stationed in the Philippine Islands, where he was killed in action.
Mary Vaughan discussed her time on the farm during the War and the foods that her family would eat. Mary recalls when Pearl Harbor was attacked and when her brother was drafted. Many of her memories of World War II are about her older brother, Henry Vaughan. Henry, drafted into the Army after Pearl Harbor, would write letters back home to his family. After he was killed in action it took the Army six weeks to notify the family about his tragic death. She reads a section from a letter she wrote to him after he was killed, but before her family was notified.