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Guide to the Sigmund and Margaret Nestor Papers
1942-1945
  MS 440

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Biographical Note

Sigmund Nestor (1912-2005) and Margaret Fraser Berry (1910-1989) were married in New York City on July 26th, 1941. In August, 1942, Sigmund Nestor enlisted in the U.S. Army, at Governor's Island, New York, and completed basic training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. In September, 1942, he was transferred to Camp San Luis Obispo, California, and served in the 777th Battalion there. His wife, Margaret Nestor (1910-1989), worked as a nurse in a hospital in the Bronx, New York, and joined him in California in November, 1942. They lived together there until Sigmund Nestor left from Camp Beale, California, for India in June, 1945. He was at Camp Kanshrapara, India, for one month and then in Kunming, China. From October, 1945, until his return home in March, 1946, he served as a clerk in Shanghai. His final rank was Corporal at the headquarters of the 66th General Depot SOS. During 1945 and 1946 Margaret Nestor lived with her mother in Alachua and Ocala, Florida, and worked as a private duty nurse.