Rachel Leuella Summers McGee of Greensboro, North Carolina, was born on 5 August 1920. She graduated from Bessemer High School and began working as a teletype operator for Western Union.
McGee enlisted in the WAAC in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in the fall of 1942. She attended basic training at Fort Des Moines in Iowa in November 1942. In early 1943, McGee was assigned to the Communications Center at Fort Knox in Kentucky. She served with the WAAC for nearly one year and then chose to be discharged when the auxiliary corps became the Women’s Army Corps (WAC).
After her discharge from the military, McGee returned to work for Western Union. She worked for the company for nearly forty years, in both California and the Greensboro area. She and her husband had one son. Rachel McGee died on 13 February 2007.