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Special Photo. Conyers resident Ona Lester joined the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in 1943 after a co-worker in the U.S. Treasury Department announced she had joined to support the war effort.

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Farm girl helped on the homefront as a Navy WAVE

Ona Lester joined the WAVES, the U.S. Navy's Women's Reserve, in 1943 after a co-worker did so. Lester, who grew up on a chicken and turkey farm in Minnesota, said she believed she had as good a chance as anyone to be accepted.

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