Doris Priscilla Adams
Doris Priscilla Adams, later Doris Sabo, aka “Mom,” was rightly proud of her military service. She enlisted on 2 October 1943, when she was 20 years old.
Mom didn’t talk a lot about her military life, but from what she said, she enjoyed it. Boot camp was in Oklahoma in the winter and she wasn’t thrilled with that, but then she was assigned to San Diego, California, which she loved.
Yeoman in the WAVES
Ridgewood Girl Assigned to San Diego As Yeoman in WAVES
Doris Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon T. Adams of 630 Windemere Avenue, Ridgewood, having recently completed her course of training at the Yeoman School at Stillwater, Oklahoma, has received her rating of Yeoman, third class, as a member of the WAVES,and has been assigned to the Naval Air Base at San Diego, California.
Yeoman Adams enlisted in November 1943 and received her Boot training at Hunter College after which she was assigned to the school at Stillwater. She ahs been appointed to the post of secretary in the liaison office at the San Diego base.
Mrs. adams reports that her daughter’s letters ar highly enthusiastic of her new life. In common with most of the young women in service, she feels her present undertaking to be a most satisfying one.
A graduate of the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Yeoman Adams was employed in New York with A.J. Powers, commercial photographer, before she entered the WAVES.
Fun in Tijuana
Doris is second from left.
Mom was discharged from the Navy 70 years ago today, on 20 March 1946.
She finished as a Yeoman, Second Class, and earned the American Area Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. I have no idea what happened to those medals because they weren’t in the belongings that were left when she passed away in 2008.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon T. Adams of 630 Wyndemere Avenue, Ridgewood, who was recently discharged from the WAVES as a yeoman first class (sic). Miss Adams, who has been stationed at San Diego, Calif. will spend the summer at Sebago Lake, Maine, and will enter Stanford University in the fall.