Leona Cox

"There wasn't a typical day, but we loved every minute of it."


                   Video Interview


Name:  Leona Cox (nee Kriesel)
Date of Birth:  4/5/15
Branch of Service:  Volunteer American Red Cross
Dates of Service:  1942 to 1944
Location of Service:  Constantine, Algeria

Mrs Cox served in the American Red Cross during World War II.  She was trained in Washington, D.C. in how to set up enlisted men's clubs and was sent to North Africa where she was in charge of arranging entertainment and running a snack bar for the enlisted men.  They served donuts and the coffee was made each day in 30 gallon trash cans.  They served an average of 17.000 men a day.  From Algiers, she was transferred to Rome, Italy.