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I, Marian Bliss Brown Warning, was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on October 17, 1923. I went to school in Cheyenne, graduating from Cheyenne High School in June 1941. After graduating I worked for Russell Freightways in Cheyenne as a receptionist, secretary and bill clerk for one and a half years. Then I attended the University of Wyoming for one year.

On my twentieth birthday, October 17, 1943, I enlisted in the Navy in Denver, Colorado. The train stopped in Cheyenne on November 3, 1943, and picked me up for my trip to Hunter College in New York City and the beginning of my days as a Navy WAVE.

I survived Boot Camp at Hunter and in early December went to Yeoman School at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa until February 1944. From there I went to San Francisco, California where I was assigned to the Communications Office for the Assistant Industrial Manager for the Navy Yards at Hunters Point and Mare Island. I stayed there one year, living at the WAVE barracks on Sutter Street. Next I went to the TADCEN, Shoemaker, California, in preparation for being sent to Hawaii.

In February 1945 I left for my assignment at the Communications Office at Pearl Harbor. I lived in the WAVE barracks at Moanaloa Ridge and worked all hours of the day and night at the Communications Office.

After the war was over, I came back to San Francisco to be mustered out of the Navy on February 14, 1946. I enjoyed every minute of my time in the Navy WAVES. I am so proud to have been able to serve my country and so happy to have made so many dear, dear friends with whom I still keep in touch.

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