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Memories of the Red Cross During World War II

Most of the materials collected in the Wilson County World War II scrapbooks on come from men who served overseas. Their fascinating and moving recollections bring to life the heroic and often tragic experience of war. The collection also documents the wartime service of a few women from Wilson County, including the very interesting memoir of Mary Harvey Ruffin. Ruffin joined the Red Cross and spent time at an American base in the Philippines. Her first-hand account of her service, along with copies of several of her photos, are included in the online version of the scrapbook.

These World War II materials are shared online by the Wilson County Public Library.

Photo from the Mary Harvey Ruffin section of the Wilson County World War II scrapbooks.

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