Welcome home, shipmate

Storekeeper 2nd Class Ruth LeDue, a woman accepted for voluntary military service, welcomes Chief Radioman Rodney M. Kimbley, Sept. 21, 1945, at U.S. Naval Air Station Honolulu, now Keehi Lagoon NEX. Kimbley, of Elnora, Indiana, returned from a Japanese prison camp with 18 other Navy and Marine recovered American military personnel.

Photo courtesy of Hawaii War Records Depository, Archives and Manuscripts Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library

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