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Catalog Number 00901
Object Name Insignia
Description Insignia, US WW II. WAAC officer. Uniform lapel insignia, head and helmet of Greek goddess Pallas Athene, the virgin warrior goddess and goddess of woman's crafts and agriculture.

Issued to an officer in the Woman's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), probably at Fort Des Moines WAAC Training Facility, Des Moines.
Presented April 3, 1946 by the Fort Des Moines Army Post, training ground for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (later the WAC), formed in 1942 and disbanded as a separate force in 1978
Source Fort Des Moines Army Post
Received Date 04/03/1946
Collection WW II