Coming Back to Myself: A Memoir of Jeanne Goldoff Bearmon

TitleComing Back to Myself: A Memoir of Jeanne Goldoff Bearmon
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsBearmon, Jeanne Goldoff
Number of Pages178
PublisherMemoirs, Inc.
CitySt. Paul, MN

Jeanne Goldoff Bearmon (1920-2016) was working as a stenotypist for a Wall Street firm, when she and a co-worker joined the Women's Army Corp (WAC) during World War II. Bearmon says at the time, young women didn't have the kind of freedom to leave home. They generally did so only to marry. Joining the military in wartime was a socially acceptable route towards independence. After basic training, she succeeded at the mentally and physically taxing, officers' candidate school. As a personnel officer in London she was promoted to captain, she kept soldiers' histories. While her work was not dangerous, living in London at the time, was. This is her account of her experiences with the WAC..

Original PublicationAutobiographical Sketches of Jeanne Goldoff Bearmon, Saint Paul: Memoirs, Inc, 1995
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