Edith May Anderson is one of seven women who enlisted during WWII from (Saybrook) Deep River. She enlisted in the U.S. Navy and earned the rank of Yeoman 3rd class. Prior to enlisting, Edith worked as the secretary of R. W. Stevens in the procurement department of Pratt, Read & Co. An article printed in the Leading Edge (the company newsletter of Pratt, Read & Co.) dated May 6, 1944, reports Edith is now a Yeoman 3/c in the WAVES. (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services, a division of the U.S. Navy created to free up male personnel for sea duty) Edith visited the Pratt, Read plant last Thursday. She has been stationed at Stillwater Oklahoma for the past three months. She is now en route to Lida Beach L.I. and was given a 7-day furlough at home, She will be on duty at Lido Beach doing clerical work at the Navy Receiving Barracks.
Visit our new WWII exhibit and learn about the men and women who fought for our freedom. The Stone House is open Thursdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Admission is free.