Emily Victoria Greer
Submitted by: Sonja N. Bohm (great grandaughter-in-law)
Emily Victoria Greer served in World War 1 with the United States Navy. The dates of service are: Known 28 May 1918 to 31 July 1919.
My husband's great-grandmother Emily Victoria Greer (1895-1972) enrolled as Yeoman 3 Class on 28 May 1918, and served at the Navy Yard in NYC from 31 May 1918 until 11 November 1918. Her inactive duty date (as Yeoman 2 Class) was 31 July 1919.
She then became a lifetime member of the American Legion, joining the First Women's Post No. 2 American Legion in Brooklyn, NY in 1919. She would go on to become Commander of American Legion Post 43, and was chosen "Mrs. Legionnaire" in 1947.
Upon Emily's death, an associate and friend wrote to Emily's daughter stating, "I greatly admired her constant devotion to helping others in need... I feel confident that the loss here on earth is Heaven's gain."