Items from the service of Corporal Mary T. Lynes, Women's Army Corps (WAC), who served in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Lynes was born on 23 April 1908 to Irish parents, and enlisted in the Women's Army Corps in February 1943. After receiving her training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, she shipped out to Australia in May 1944. In October 1944, there was a gas explosion in Lynes' barracks and she was credited with saving lives and extinguishing the fire. As a result, she was the first woman in the Pacific to receive the Soldier's Medal for heroism in March 1945. After the war Lynes returned to her job at the Naval Supply Depot in Newport, Rhode Island until her retirement in December 1963. Collection includes medals, insignia, military documents, and photographs.