Evelyn Fields grew up in Nebraska on a small family farm ravaged by the Dust Bowl. In August 1942, she started working as a clerk-typist in the Adjutant General’s office in Washington, D.C., and in 1943 relocated to Chicago. She married William Fields in February 1944, before Fields shipped out to the Pacific with the Navy. For the rest of the war, Evelyn worked for the Office of Price Administration and corresponded with her husband.
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