Dig Deeper - Dressing for the Part


Although the Hormel Girls were professional performers from all walks of life in the later years of the Corps, in the beginning they were no strangers to wearing a uniform -  all of them were veteran "G.I. Jills" returning from World War II.

As vice chairman of the American Legion's National Employment Committee, Jay C. Hormel was part of an all-out effort to find jobs for returning soldiers. Finding jobs for women veterans who wanted to work was particularly challenging.