Amazing Women Served in World War ll

Vi, 1943Violet Shipman Roskelly

Women like Violet Shipman Roskelly donned uniforms and served their countries with grit and determination.

This British war bride met her husband when they were both serving their respective countries. She wasn’t too impressed with American GI’s. “They were a bit too friendly for me,” she said.

That changed when she met Fenton Roskelley while on a walk in Cornwall. You’ll read their story in Chapter 3 of War Bonds, “The Luck of the Draw.”

For years after our initial interview my phone would ring and this lovely British voice would say, “Cindy? Darling, it’s Vi. How ARE you dearest?”


Vi died July 27, 2012.

 

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