Saturday, May 4, 2013

Rising to the Call

My husband and I both faced enormous obstacles during wartime
by Virginia M.

During World War II, my job helping to equip planes was very dangerous. The planes needed compass faces painted with radium paint so pilots could see to find their targets at night. Radium paint glowed in the dark, and it was poisonous, but my steady hand was needed for the job. So I did it. We were at war.

My husband was stationed in China-Burma-India to serve planes flying “The Hump” (the forgotten war). He was in the Air Force almost four years.

We both survived World War II and celebrated 70 years of marriage on March 4, 2013. Our Lockheed Martin pensions helped us survive our later years in comfort and safety. Thank you!