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By Betty Vanderwielen

Jungers finds sisters in WAC

Veteran Spotlight


November 14, 2019

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Private Elinda Sumpter (Jungers).

SEELEY LAKE – A random incident propelled Seeley Lake resident Lynne Jungers into the Women's Army Corps (WAC). She was still in high school in Eastern Kentucky when she happened to see a WAC walk by. Jungers stopped her to tell her how much she admired seeing her in uniform.

Jungers said, "I didn't even know her name. I just knew she was from my hometown." And the woman said, "You know, you could do the same thing."

Jungers decided that was exactly what she was going to do as soon as she got out of high school. True to that resolution, in 1968, two weeks after graduation, Jungers enlist...

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