Cerro Gordo County

Pvt. Evelyn L. Grunz



FIRST MARINES -- Miss Florence K. Hansen and Miss Evelyn L. Grunz are Mason City's first volunteers to be called into the Marines. They will report for training at Hunter college, New York City, March 24.

Miss Hansen, who was sworn in on March 6, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Hansen, 816 Washington avenue southwest, and has been employed at the Iowa State Brand creamery. She is a graduate of St. Joseph high school in 1940.

Miss Grunz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs H.J. Grunz, 946 Eleventh street northwest, was sworn in March 8. She is a graduate of Mason City junior college in 1942 and has been employed at Yelland and Hanes.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, March 23, 1943 (photo included)

ON MARINE DUTY -- Pvt. Evelyn L. Grunz, USMCWR, of Mason City, has recently completed five weeks of recruit training in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve, and has been assigned to active duty. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Grunz, 946 Eleventh street northeast.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, May 25, 1943 (Uniform photo included)