World War II and the Home Front: Helen Castle
I was 19 years old; I was working at F. W. Woolworth store. They left that
day, and the manager of the store closed the store so we could go outside and
watch the parade go down Main Street to the depot. And at the front of the
procession were soldiers carrying this banner. And that’s how come I know about
the banner. It says Shenandoah is for Company E Today and Forever.
They were carrying that as the group marched down Main Street. So, sometime during that day, someone at that depot carried this banner back to the armory and put it there somewhere. In 1948 when Dale Castle, my husband, started working for the guard, he found the banner in the closet. So he brought it home and rolled it up in a map container, and he wrote on it save for future reunions. Well, it was 25 years or something like that before they had a reunion. By this time, he had forgotten about the banner. It was sitting in the closet in our house. After he had passed away, I was moving things around in there and I found this banner. So, at the next reunion, I brought the banner to the reunion. So, it finally got to a Company E reunion.
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