Guess Who Wears Combat Boots?

Ruth Klein

You remember that old playground taunt, yo’ momma wears combat boots? It reminds me of this description of WAVE Ruth Klein: No doubt there were a few raised eyebrows in 1942 when newly enlisted Navy sailors showed up for machine gun training and discovered that their instructor wore high heels with her dress blues. 

Ms. Klein worked out of North Island Navy Air Station in San Diego and has an interesting story to tell. Especially the part on the USS Franklin tragedy.