Nurse proud of World War II service
DELAVAN — LaVon Adney wasn't any different than many other young people of her generation. When she became legal age to do so, she signed on the dotted line to serve her country. Read the current edition here: http://www.server-jbmultimedia.net/CSI-WalworthCountySunday
Adney needed to pass her state boards to realize her dream of becoming a registered nurse, and she had to be 21 before she could enlist in the military and contribute to the United States' efforts in World War II.
The South Dakota native wanted to join the Air Force, but her poor eyesight ended that plan and instead she joined the Army. She enlisted in St. Louis and trained in Colorado and Texas before shipping out of New York.
Despite also suffering from poor hearing in her left ear, she served in the nurse corps from January 1944 to June 1946, spending the first seven months of 1945 with the 85th and 138th medical evacuation units that saw time in war-torn France, Belgium and Germany, moving along with the Allies' final push across the Rhine River.
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