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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

MILDRED CURTIS SCOTT PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Mildred C. Scott (1918-2006) of Liberty, North Carolina, served as an MP in the Women’s Army Corps from February 1943 until February 1946.


BIOGRAPHY

Mildred Curtis Scott, born 22 August 1918, grew up on a farm in Liberty, North Carolina, and graduated from Liberty High School in 1935. She worked on her family farm until 1937, when she took a job at Gregson Chair Factory. In 1940, Scott went to work on a knitting machine at Liberty Hosiery Factory.

In February 1943, Scott enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She completed basic training in Daytona Beach, Florida, and then was assigned to the Military Police (MP). She remained in Daytona until February 1944, when she was transferred to Boston. In April 1945, Scott went to the counterintelligence office at a port of embarkation in Seattle, Washington. She was discharged as a T/5 sergeant in February 1946.

Scott briefly returned to the hosiery factory, but soon took advantage of the GI Bill to study at King’s Business College in Greensboro, North Carolina. She married Claude Scott in April 1947 and moved to Siler City, North Carolina, where she worked as a substitute postal clerk and had three children. Mildred Scott died on 12 May 2006.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Mildred Curtis Scott in MP brassard, 1944
Item # WV0092.6.010
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
Mildred Curtis Scott and fellow WAC, circa 1944
Item # WV0092.6.007
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
Mildred Curtis Scott in uniform, circa 1944
Item # WV0092.6.008
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
WAC honor guard for Massachusetts governor, circa 1944
Item # WV0092.6.009
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
Mildred Curtis Scott, 1944
Item # WV0092.6.001
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
Mildred Curtis Scott, 1944
Item # WV0092.6.002
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
Mildred Curtis Scott, circa 1945
Item # WV0092.6.003
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
Mildred Curtis Scott, circa 1944
Item # WV0092.6.004
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
WACs in front of gas chamber sign, circa 1944
Item # WV0092.6.005
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
WACs dancing with the troops, circa 1944
Item # WV0092.6.006
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
WACs in Franklin Square House quarters, 1944
Item # WV0092.6.013
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
WACs in Franklin Square House Tea Room, 1944
Item # WV0092.6.011
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
Mildred Curtis Scott and friends at NCO Club, 1944
Item # WV0092.6.012
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers
Oral history interview with Mildred Curtis Scott, 1999
Item # WV0092.5.001
From the Mildred Curtis Scott Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Military Papers, 1945.