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Admiral Colbert pins wings on daughter Mary Lou Colbert

Graduation day approached, and mom and dad borrowed on their insurance to make the long train trip to Sweetwater, Texas for the ceremony. How proud they both were!

Adeline Wolak Ellison, 43-6

Graduation is when they had marches and they had important people come in, and we did all kind of maneuvers, showing them that we knew how to march... And then we got our wings, and it was the most glorious time in our life that we

got through it—I made it—got my wings—by golly I can fl y.

Susie Winston Bain, 44-4

My mother came down from Wisconsin and she pinned my wings on me. She was proud. I was proud.

Jeannette Kapus, 44-4

Gen. Arnold awards Kitty Pedlar her wings.


Everyone was in their ‘General’s pants’ (they were khaki pants and white shirt and an overseas cap), and that was our only real uniform. And we would all be in fl ights and squadrons and march in review for the graduating classes. And, then Jacqueline Cochran would hand us our wings and our diplomas. And that

was the happiest day, I think, of my life.

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