Kossuth County

Barbara Hudson



Former Algona Girl in U.S. Marine Corps

Barbara Hudson, Fort Dodge, has begun her training in the women's reserve of the United States marine corps. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.E. Hudson, former Algonians and she attended high school here. She is an officer candidate and she has completed her first indoctrination period and is now a cadet. She was formerly assistant director of safety education for the Iowa department of public safety in Des Moines.

She attended St Olaf college and the University of Iowa where she received her bachelor of arts degree in 1942. She holds a private pilots license as a civilian airplane pilot which she earned at the Fort Dodge junior college. She hopes to be assigned to an aviation post at the conclusion of her training. She is about twenty-two years of age. She is the sister of Mrs Bernard Yeoman, Webster City, also a former Algonian.

"To join the marines women's reserve one must be a citizen, and between 20 and 50 years for an officer and 20 and 36 for enlisted personnel. Officer candidates must have a college degree or two years college work and two years of business experience. Barbara is taking her officers training at Monty Holyoke college at South Hadley, Mass.

Source: The Algona Upper DesMoines, April 29, 1943 (photo included)