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Sunday, February 19, 2017



(Monday 26 March 1917 - Sunday 19 February 2017)

Comrades in Arms:

Attached to this very sad e-mail message is a 1.05 megabytes color photograph, in JPEG format, of my father, Master Sergeant William Vincent Mallernee, United States Army (Retired), and my stepmother, Alma Capps Mallernee, who was numbered among the FIRST (!), as she was the one hundred and fourth female to enlist in the United States Army's newly created Women's Auxilliary Army Corps, where she served honorably throughout the Second World War, watching the skies over Florida for enemy aircraft.

Please click on this Internet link, "MY STEPMOTHER, ALMA CAPPS MALLERNEE ! ! !", to read about the life of Alma Capps Mallernee.


This morning, I received a telephone call from Glenn Capps in Fayetteville, North Carolina, a cousin of Alma Capps Mallernee, informing me that she had passed away in her sleep this very morning, Sunday 19 February 2017.

Her funeral, with full military honors, is expected to be Wednesday or Thursday of this week, with burial alongside of Daddy and Mama in the Riverview Memorial Gardens at Spring Lake, North Carolina.

A genuine American heroine, Alma Capps Mallernee, who resided at Heritage Place in Fayetteville, North Carolina, is a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, the Women's Army Corps Medal, the American Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

In only one more month, she would have become one hundred years old, and boy, was I ever planning a BIG fuss over her, with a party, and presents, and coverage by television and newspapers!

Unfortunately, due to my own physical infirmities, I'll be unable to attend her funeral.

Please share this information with other military veterans.

Thank you.

At Your Service,


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