Black Hawk County


Lt. Mary Smiles



Second Lt. Mary Smiles is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Smiles, 1009 Jefferson street, after serving as an army nurse nearly two years in the Aleutian islands. Lieutenant Smiles, a graduate of Sacred Heart high school, has been in the army three years and a half. She took her training at Mercy hospital, Cedar Rapids, Ia., before leaving the United Sates.

Source: The Courier, August 13, 1944 (photo included)


The colonel [Colonel Johnston] met old Iowa friends among the nurses. He had sent some of them north while he was in command at Camp Robinson, including Lieut. Alma VerLinden of Sioux City and Lieut. Mary Smiles of Waterloo.

Source: The Des Moines Register, September 10, 1944 (photo included)