The Women’s Army Corps Veterans Association, Genevieve Chapter 94, of Killeen celebrated the 15th year as a service organization Saturday at Luigi’s Restaurant in Harker Heights.

Lavalla Blum, the oldest remaining charter member, was excited about the corps’ attendance at the celebration.

“With all that the members have to do, it’s hard to fulfill each obligation,” she said. “We usually have about half of those present at our events.”

Blum served in the WAC in 1943.

Before heading to Luigi’s, the women participated in the Harker Heights Memorial Day ceremony and conducted WAC business. Chief Warrant Officer Jeanne Pace was presented with a framed print of the engraving depicted on the Women Veterans Monument.

“In appreciation for Chief Warrant Officer Pace’s participation and service during our dedication ceremony in April, we wanted to present her with a small token and to thank her as she honored our charter and most senior member Lavalla Blum during the dedication ceremony,” Susan Lawrence said.

The WAC Veterans Association meets every fourth Monday of the month at the Opal Fraley Building on Fort Hood.

For more information about the organization, call Lawrence at (254) 547-6913 or email

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