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    • Oral history interview with Sandy Venegoni, 2010

    • 2010-03-16
    • Primarily documents Sandy Venegoni's childhood, nursing education, time spent in a convent, her military service as a reservist for the Army Nurse Corps, and her civilian career as a nurse educator.

      Venegoni discusses her childhood in...
    • WV0481 Sandra L. Venegoni Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Elaine Anderson, 2000

    • 2000-12-14
    • Primarily documents Elaine A. Anderson's time in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) and her personal life before and after her service.

      Personal topics from Anderson's life before military service include: details of her hometown; her brother's...
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Etten Wiker, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Betty Etten Wiker's service in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War.

      Wiker briefly discusses her childhood and education in Chicago, her reasons for enlisting in the WAAC, and her basic training at Fort Des...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus with retirement gift, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Colonel Patricia Quisenberry presents Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus with a present at Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. In the box are items from her twenty-seven years in the air force such as various squadron patches, service medals,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Sandra Higgins at a formal event]

    • Undated
    • Sandra Higgins wears the dark blue dress uniform of the United States Air Force with slight modifications that include a unique white ruffle dress shirt, tucked in dark blue tie, and dark blue belt. The rank on her shoulder loops signifies the...
    • WV0489 Sandra J. Higgins Papers
    • [Sandra Higgins is promoted to colonel]

    • Undated
    • Sandra Higgins stands at attention while receiving her new rank of colonel. The silver eagle insignia used for the rank is partially obscured by the hand of the unidentified man located on the left. Higgins wears the dark blue dress uniform on the...
    • WV0489 Sandra J. Higgins Papers
    • [Wedding photo of Barbara Snead and husband, circa 1954]

    • 1954-01-23
    • This is a wedding snapshot of Barbara Snead. Snead wears the blue dress service uniform of the United States Air Force. The patch located below her shoulder indicates the rank of airman first class. She also wears the traditional symbol of the...
    • WV0490 Barbara S. Snead Papers
    • [Barbara Snead and husband, 1954]

    • 1954-02
    • This photograph is a studio portrait of Barbara Snead and her husband Waylon. Snead wears the U.S. Air Force dress uniform. On her lapel is traditional circular symbol of the U.S. Armed Forces. The patch on her shoulder indicates the rank of airman...
    • WV0490 Barbara S. Snead Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker in recruiting office, circa 1949]

    • 1949
    • Photo of Betty Etten Wiker seated at her desk in a recruiting office at 39 Whitehall Street, New York City, circa 1949. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Corps (WAC) winter service uniform with captain's rank insignia, United States Army Air Forces...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Sandra Higgins, offical Air Force National Guard photo, 1999]

    • 1999-05-13
    • Sandra Higgins wears the Air Force class A uniform. On her shoulder loops is the rank of Colonel. On her lower right side she wears the Air Force medical services badge, and above that the flight nurse service badge.
    • WV0489 Sandra J. Higgins Papers
    • [Colonel Higgins, promotion to Major]

    • Undated
    • Sandra White Higgins has on the traditional US Air Force female over blouse. She is being awarded a promotion to major, indicated by the rank on her shoulder tabs. Humphries (left) and Dietrick (right) are presenting the promotion to her at the NCO...
    • WV0489 Sandra J. Higgins Papers
    • Oral History interview with Lisa Gibbs Potts

    • 2016-05-14
    • Primarily documents the life of Lisa Gibbs Potts and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Potts recalls the inspiring leadership she had throughout her time in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the lessons she learned along the way,...
    • WV0610 Lisa Gibbs Potts Papers
    • [Carol Johnson receives rank patch, ca. 1966]

    • 1966
    • Army Secretary Stanley Resor promoting Johnson from Private First Class to Specialist 4 and attaching a rank patch to her uniform. Johnson is wearing the army green service uniform.
    • WV0413 Carol Alban Johnson Papers
    • [Gayle Lewis with husband James, 1969]

    • 1969
    • Gayle Lewis stands with future husband, James W. Lewis. They both wear the traditional white uniform of the United States Navy. The two yellow stripes embroidered on the bottom of Gayle's white long sleeve t-shirt indicate the rank of lieutenant....
    • WV0443 Gayle Offenbacher Lewis Papers
    • [Willa Bean and a unidentified U.S. Navy solider]

    • Undated
    • Willa Bean wears the navy blue service and dress uniform and black oxford shoes. The patch located on her right arm, mid-shoulder, indicates the rank of third class petty officer. The man in the photo has on the dark blue dress uniform of the U.S....
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Geneva Spratt Craig and friend pose in Williamsburg, Virginia, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Geneva Spratt Craig and friend, Sybil, pose in Williamsburg, Virginia, attired in WAVES dress uniform with lapel insignia. Craig's rank insignia indicates she is a Second Class Petty Officer Yeoman, friend's rank insignia indicates she is a First...
    • WV0505 Geneva Spratt Craig Papers
    • Oral history interview with Patricia L. Childers, 2002

    • 2002-08-10
    • Primarily documents Patricia L. Childers' career in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1996.

      Childers discusses her reasons for joining the navy, the influence the Vietnam War and her family's service history had on her decision, and the Delayed...
    • WV0256 Patricia L. Childers Papers

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