#VeteranOfTheDay Reva Stetten Stern Gornbein


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Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Reva Stetten Stern Gornbein. Reva served during and after World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the United States and Europe as a member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps.

Reva was stationed at Turner Field in Georgia where she worked as a radio mechanic. She worked on bombers and attack planes and became a troubleshooter for the transmitters and receivers on the airplanes. Later, she became a drill sergeant at Turner Field.

In August 1945, Reva was sent to France and Germany where she worked in the European Theatre of Operations. In Berlin, she worked in the judge advocate section and participated in court-martial processes. She was also responsible for going to Dachau concentration camp to bring Hitler’s secretary back to Berlin to be court-martialed.

After her service, Reva went back to school under the GI Bill and became an accountant. She received many medals throughout her time in service, including American Campaign, Good Conduct, and for her service in the Women’s Army Corps.

Thank you for your service, Reva!


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Veterans History Project

This #VeteranOfTheDay profile was created with interviews submitted to the Veterans History Project. The project collects, preserves, and makes accessible the personal accounts of American war Veterans so that future generations may hear directly from Veterans and better understand the realities of war. Find out more at http://www.loc.gov/vets/.


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