Serving in Japan
“I wanted to go to any place that they’d send me that I hadn’t been.”
“We had parades there, and this is us in the summer uniform. That’s just the army. The army is going to parade you regardless of where you’re at.”
Walt, Faye Edwards' son: “She actually met him when she was traveling to Japan. She was assigned to go to Japan. And I think they met in San Francisco and traveled back to the ship to go to Japan and they were both stationed. She was in Yokohama. He was in Tokyo. And they dated and eventually got married in Japan. So she wasn’t married to him when she went to Japan she met him on the way.”
“All of them [Japanese citizens] that I met was nice. They’d never acted like they resented us at all.”
Editor’s Note: Faye Edwards met her future husband, Army Sergeant Charlie Edwards, on her way to her station in Yokohama, Japan. In Yokohama, Edwards would travel frequently to visit Charlie where he was stationed in Tokyo. On November 10th, 1949, Charlie and Faye got married privately in Yokohama, Japan. After her marriage, Edwards was discharged from the WACs and moved to Tokyo. In Japan, Edwards had her first child, Leinda Jean.