Gleason and Margaret Wilson Collection
Gleason Wilson served with the 5th Engineer Brigade during World War II and participated in the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944 at Omaha Beach. Margaret Wilson served during the D-Day operations as a nurse with the 51st Field Hospital. The couple first met at Camp Pickett, Virginia in 1942 and in July 1944, an official request to marry was granted. Margaret Wilson left the military after her war service and continued to work as a nurse for many years. Gleason Wilson went on to serve in the Korean War. They are both buried at Arlington National Cemetary. The collection includes official military papers, a diary of the actions at the 51st Field Hospital, photographs, and personal mementos.