Lafayette College Special Collections & College Archives

Coffee, Doughnuts, and a Witty Line of Chatter
The Photos and Letters of Helen Stevenson Meyner in Japan and Korea, 1950-1952



Helen Stevenson's military identification card, 1950
Helen Stevenson's military identification card, 1950.

Can't believe I'm really on my way.  Seems unbelievable, fantastic....Here I am a woman, 22 and on my own. Financially independent, earning my own salary, and off with new people to a strange, dangerous war-sticken country....we were off on a 3:30 p.m. train trip for Tacoma, Washington.  The longest train trip I've ever had. We won't be in Tacoma until Tuesday morning. My "being nice to all soldiers" has started already. Four of us Red Cross gals spent several hours drinking beer & talking to some soldiers in the club car.

--HDS diary, 29 Oct. 1950


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