Sunday afternoon of Sept. 30, 1500 hrs., Wac Eleanor J. McKean and
S/Sgt. C. W. Mullins of I Co., 508th Prcht. Inf. were married. The
services were performed by Chaplain Koegan in the Wacs lounge which
was very beautifully decorated with red roses and all the trimmings
of a brides dream. The groom was dressed in his usual army apparel,
but the bride wore a beautiful white gown made from silk of a
parachute, and carried a bouquet of orchids. The bridesmaid wore a
pale blue gown and carried a bouquet of roses, while the best man
wore his usual army attire.
Before the wedding, Wac Hope Lawrence sang "I Love You Truly", and
"At Dawning", very
beautifully. She was accompanied by an organist, Wac Mildred Palmer.
Major Bell with his mustache and fatherly look gave the bride away.
After the wedding the bride and groom were whisked away in a shower
of rice and congratulations to the Country Club, where they were
greeted by their many friends and a big reception. The tables were
loaded with food (and a huge wedding cake. Champagne, punch, music,
dancing, eating and all the trimmings were at the mercy of the
guests for the entire evening.
Friends of the bride and groom were present to wish the couple the
best of everything.
Source: DIABLO, 1945