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Letter from Geraldine M. Zimdars, a civilian working for the army, to Reverend John E. Elbert. 545 W. 112th St. New York, N.Y. July 23, 1944 Dear Rev. Elbert: I received your letter sometime ago, and thank you so much for the prayers which were enclosed. I have been transferred again-this time its New York. We have taken over part of a 64 story building, which is located at 40 Wall Street. I am still doing the same type of work ,which I did in Chicago and Washington, D.C. Keeping tally on the dead soldiers and all those who are prisoners of war, isn't the best kind of job a girl can have, but, someone has to do it, and that's where I come in. So far I have only handled three cases, where the boys were from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. But, I am not at liberty to give you their names…I forgot to tell you that we do not wear Army uniforms - we are classed as "white collar" girls, (with New York City dirt on them). Will close for today, Sincerely Geraldine M. Zimdars
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