One of Rhonda Bradford’s most cherished possessions is the Army Exchange Service Mother’s Day greeting card that her grandfather sent to her grandmother during World War II.
Johnnie West, who signed up for the Army shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor, never missed a chance to send the cards to his wife, Leona.
“We have a family trunk with items from many generations back,” said Bradford, who worked at the Exchange for 28 years before retiring in 2013 and returning as a contractor in 2018. “There are several items my grandfather brought home from the war, an article about his experience in battle. Surprisingly, the flower card was not found in the trunk, but in one of my grandmother’s old books.”
“This card is a great reminder that the Exchange is so much more, family serving family for past and future generations.”
Check 'em out
Check out these other World War II-era cards from the Army Exchange Service. In 1948, the Army Exchange Service became the Army & Air Force Exchange Service after the U.S. Air Force was created on Sept. 18, 1947.