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When she was 21 years old, Gladys L. Collier was living in Los Angeles, CA, and this is where she enlisted in the WAC. She did her basic training at the First WAC Training Center in Los Angeles. Before enlisting in the Army, she had been employed as a file clerk with the U.S. Treasury branches in Washington, D. C., and Chicago.
After her military service, Gladys L. Collier returned to Chicago where she died in 1952. She is buried in the Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Gladys L. Collier was the daughter of Jim L. and Myrtle Louise Collier.
See Jim L. Collier's Kentucky Death Certificate 27088, file #34 in Ancestry; Gladys Louise Collier at Find A Grave; Gladys L. Collier - Application for Headstone or Marker in Ancestry; Gladys L. Collier's Army enlistment record in Ancestry; "Gladys Collier and Ruby Winston join womens army corp," California Eagle, 09/21/1944, p.4; and "Local Wacs go on duty," California Eagle, 01/18/1945, p.14.
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|NKAA Entry:||Kentucky WACs of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion|
|NKAA Source:||Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source:||California eagle (newspaper)|
Cite This NKAA Entry:
“Collier, Gladys Louise,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed February 7, 2023, https://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004348.
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