During World War II, Iva was a Rosie-the-Riveter working as a drill press operator making guns at Re…
During World War II, Iva was a Rosie-the-Riveter working as a drill press operator making guns at Remington Arms in Ilion, New York. She was honored to receive a "the Power of You" Certificate of Achievement for her contributions as a Rosie from the National Business Women's Week in 2012. In 1946 she traveled by ship to Germany with her six young children to join her husband who was serving in the US Army during the US Occupation of Germany. She accompanied her husband on another tour of duty in Berlin, Germany, in 1965-66 and did a tour of duty at Fort Churchill, Manitoba, Canada in the early 1950's. Iva had a busy life raising her six children and was known by many during the 17 years that she worked as a waitress at Laurel Diner. She made her home on or near many Army bases including the Walter Reed Medical Center in DC. During her husband's tour of duty at Walter Reed she helped build the home in Laurel, Maryland, where they ultimately decided to spend their retirement years.