End of the War

Dorothy Turnbull says the most meaningful thing she got from the Navy was this letter from Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, which she received after she resigned from the WAVES at the end of the war.

There was no need for me to sell the Navy anymore. I mean to represent it. I felt that they were big now, they could take care of themselves (laughs). That I had nurtured them along?  No, the Navy did more for me than I ever did for it.

After the war, Dorothy returned to college to get an M.A. in counseling. She taught for years, and also counseled veterans.

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