Photo #: 80-G-K-5456 (Color)
U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego, California
WAVE Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class Mercedes Palacios at work in the hospital's Pharmaceutical Department, circa spring 1945.
A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico and a certified pharmacist in civilian life, she enlisted in the Women's Reserve in December 1944. At the time of the photograph, PhM3c Palacios was one of 1000 WAVES on duty at the San Diego Naval Hospital.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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30 January 2001