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Article about: Hi everyone. A friend of my partner recently found some of her Grandmothers things and amongst it was this USNR dog tag. I have Googled the info that should be on it but for the life of me c

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    Hi everyone.

    A friend of my partner recently found some of her Grandmothers things and amongst it was this USNR dog tag. I have Googled the info that should be on it but for the life of me can't figure out what the middle letters mean ENS W VS as they don't correspond to any of the examples on Google. Would be grateful for any help. Thanks.

    US Naval Reserve Dog Tag Info

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    Dog tags are not my forte, especially naval tags...but could it just be referring to her being an Ensign in the WAVES?

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    I think W stands for Wireless and VS stands for Volunteer Special.

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    Mary A Grannis (217185)
    Shows up in the 1943 USNR as a WMID, a woman midshipman and as a LTJG as of 3/1/1944 in the 1944 USNR Register. Entered service on 11/4/1942. Noted as completing the Midshipman’s Course and the Basic Communications Course.
    W-VS, correctly WV(S) was her designator, defined as a commissioned officer of the Women’s Reserve appointed for emergency duties; yes, a WAVE officer, a generalist as opposed to WV(S) (MC) or WV(S) (H) of the Navy Medical Corps; WV(S) (SC) of the Navy Supply Corps; WV(S) (D) of the Navy Dental Corps; or WV(S) (CEC) of the Navy Civil Engineering Corps.

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    Default Mary Anne "Grannis" Lustre 1921-2002

    Greetings,

    Had some spare time and found the following for you on Newspapers.com. The large/closeup picture of Mary is from her 1938 yearbook. Articles are about her initial departure for training in 1942, promotions in 1944/1945, and her marriage in 1946.

    Njoy,

    V/r Lance

    Double click on images to enlarge.


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