From a contemporary press report:
Katherine L. Singer, age 90, of Gainesville, Virginia, passed peacefully at Prince William Hospital on Friday, September 12, 2003, with her family at her side.
Born on March 16, 1913 in Concord, Massachusetts, Katherine was the first woman from Concord to enlist in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp in February 1943. During her time in the service she met and married the love of her life, Sidney A. Singer.
Katherine was selected for Officer Training and went to Officer Candidate School at Des Moines, Iowa. Katherine was commissioned a Second Lieutenant and served her country with distinction.
Upon leaving the service, she dedicated her life to caring for her family and friends. She leaves everyone she touched with an understanding of a rich, full life through love, laughter and kindness to all.
Katherine is survived by her three children, Arthur C. Singer and his wife Sandy, Richard D. Singer and Sidra K. Seeley. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Karen Gray, Ruth Dominguez, Steven Singer, Thrine Harpring, Susan Singer; seven great-grandchildren, Katherine Kelley, Laura Kelley, Ben Dominguez, Rachel Dominguez, Brenna Singer, Jerod Singer; and one great-great-grandson, James Austin Kelley.
Services will be held 10:45 a.m., Wedensday, November 5, 2003 at Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, Arlington, Virginia. Interment with Full Military Honors will follow in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Transitional Housing BARN, Inc., 9541 Linton Hall Rd., Bristow, Virginia 20136, in memory of Katherine L. Singer.
SINGER, KATHERINE L
- 2ND LT US ARMY
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 02/09/1943 – 09/18/1944
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/16/1913
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/12/2003
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/05/2003
- BURIED AT: SECTION 8 SITE 9709
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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