Lois Kuen Johnson talks about her experiences serving overseas in the American Red Cross rest camps from February 1944 to November 1945. Johnson explains that she volunteered for the opportunity to travel and discusses her duties, housing conditions, her uniforms, being stationed in Italy, and serving coffee and pastries to the troops as they moved from Naples to the front. She describes helping an Italian non-combatant deliver a baby and an incident in which she spotted an enemy intelligence agent. She says that although she did adapt well to working and living overseas, she did sometimes feel lonely. Johnson is interviewed by Gudrun Bodgercln and June Stoltz.
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Women's Overseas Service League Oral History Project