The American War Bride Experience

GI Brides of World War II

November 24, 1945 - Syracuse Herald Journal (Syracuse, New York)

U.S. Hold GI Proxy Marriages Invalid, Lawyer Claims

CHICAGO (ins) The Federal government today was reported challenging the validity of GI proxy marriages. Attorney Thomas McKinley, retained to represent the Chicago wife of a missing Army officer, asserted the government was not recognizing such marriages and was according denying widows and children. He estimated there had been 2,000 GI proxy marriages.

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