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In honor of Margaret Zapor, Army - Served in World War II
(Submitted November 4, 2008 by Anne Loring)

My Aunt Margaret Loring enlisted in the WACS as a young woman during World War II.  One of six brothers and sisters, she had been raised in Canada by US-born parents and was the first Canadian-born woman to serve in the WACS.  She was stationed in war-torn Europe, providing communications support for combat troops.  At one time she even patched through a call for General Eisenhower.  After returning home, she married a fellow veteran, Hank Zapor, and ended up raising their four children alone when she was widowed suddenly at a young age.  Now in her eighties, she lives in Tucson, AZ.  We are proud of our Aunt Margaret, her courage in venturing far from home to serve her country and her determination and toughness throughout her life.

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