No souvenirs

Prince Frederick, MD

While going through a box of papers, I found this magazine from 1945; It belonged to my mother-in-law Lt. Edna Jane (Gartley) King; she was a naval nurse stationed in New Zealand; that's her photo with Adm. Halsey. On the back cover was this warning about collecting souvenirs, which I thought was very interesting and worthy of submitting. The warning on the inside of the magazine is also enclosed. What I found particularly amusing was the difference in the services. The Navy warned its personnel. My dad, Sgt. Joseph Orosz Jr., was in the Army Air Corps, 37th Service Squadron (North Africa and Italy), and he was threatened that if he was caught bringing home any contraband he would be serving an additional six months. Whereas my uncle, Sgt. Steve Voytowicz, 4th Infantry Division, brought home loads of souvenirs.

Lt. Edna Jane (Gartley) greets Adm. Halsey in New Zealand.
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