Our mothers were part of that group of marriageable women who had no one to date. My mother used to say that the only men not away at the war were older, married, or had some medical disability. I can't imagine all of the pent-up demand when all of the "boys" returned home.
Several of us attended the event where Gina received these medals. I hope to be able to find out more (or have other cousins comment on this post). We have plans to get together and share stories and pictures at the end of this month. I hope to be able to add more then.