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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

AUDREY KNYRIM MATTERN PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Audrey Knyrim Mattern (1919-2004) of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, worked in the Quartermaster Department with the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve from 1943 to 1945.


BIOGRAPHY

Audrey Knyrim Mattern was born in Hazelton, Pennsylvania, on 20 November 1919, the oldest of six children. Her father was a machinist for the Cranberry Collier and a janitor and her mother was a homemaker. Mattern graduated from Hazel Senior High School in 1937 and then held various positions at a five-and-ten cent store, weekly newspaper, credit bureau, and jewelry store.

Mattern enlisted in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve in March 1943 and received orders in July. She attended basic training at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina and in September 1943 was sent to Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, where she was stationed in the Statistical Department of the Quartermaster Department. She remained there until her discharge on 6 October 1945.

Mattern returned to her job at the jewelry store in Hazelton in the fall of 1945. In 1948 she moved to Denver, Colorado, and spent three years working in the offices of Montgomery Ward. She married Dick Mattern in January 1949. Audrey Mattern passed away in 2004.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Audrey Knyrim and Jo Kasar at Mt. Vernon, 1943
Item # WV0043.6.001
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
Audrey Knyrim Mattern in snow, 1944
Item # WV0043.6.003
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
Review for General Littleton Waller, 1944
Item # WV0043.6.005
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
Entrance of General Littleton Waller, 1944
Item # WV0043.6.006
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
Women Marines marching to work, 1944
Item # WV0043.6.007
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
Women Marines at Mt. Vernon, 1943
Item # WV0043.6.008
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
End of the War Watermelon Party, 1945
Item # WV0043.6.009
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
End of the War Watermelon Party, 1945
Item # WV0043.6.010
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
Oral history interview with Audrey Knyrim Mattern, 1999
Item # WV0043.5.001
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
Audrey Knyrim Mattern with snowman, 1944
Item # WV0043.6.004
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
Audrey Mattern at Henderson Hall, 1945
Item # WV0043.6.002
From the Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers