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  • Item description: rifle
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    • Oral history interview with Joan Kammer Horton, 2000

    • 2000-12-20
    • Primarily documents Joan R. Kammer Horton's background; her experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve in the mid-1950s; and her life after her military service.

      Horton discusses growing up during the Depression; collecting metal,...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • 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
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1954]

    • 1954-10-12
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a target on 12 October 1954. Her jacket shows her marksmanship awards won while a member of the Annex Team Two rifle team in the 12th Naval District. The patch on her pocket appears to be related...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1956]

    • 1956-03-22
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a mirror on 22 March 1956. The back of her jacket, with patches signifying her marksmanship awards won while a member of the 12th Naval District Annex Team Two rifle team, can be seen in the...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Payne Brown, 2000

    • 2000-12-20
    • Primarily documents Ruth Payne Brown's two tours as a medical technician with the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Brown recalls her father's inability to serve in WWII; hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor on TV; and her decision to join the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton lies on mattress aiming her rifle, sometime while stationed with Department of the Pacific in San Francisco from 1953 through 1956.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Marine rifle team, 1955]

    • 1955-03-17
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton (seated) is lone female among seven Marines with rifles on 17 March 1955. This is likely the 12th Naval District Annex Team Two rifle team.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with handgun, 1956]

    • 1956-03-19
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton, with one arm behind her back, aims a handgun while at the Marine Corps rifle range at Camp Matthews, California, on 19 March 1956. She wears the Women Marines' forest green winter uniform and bell-crown hat.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Elsie Seetoo with rifle, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Elsie Yuen Seetoo and a another soldier kneel on one knee while holding a rifle, demonstrating a basic training drill in Fall of 1942. This was part of her indoctrination into the Medical Service Training Unit for the Chinese Army.
    • WV0331 Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo Papers
    • [Male and female Marine, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • A Woman Marine stands next to an unidentified male Marine at a rifle demonstration during the Brodhead Armory open house in Detroit, Michigan, circa 1955. She wears the Women Marines green and white seersucker summer service uniform and garrison...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Bethany Gibson in Iraq,  2003]

    • 2003-04-14
    • Bethany Gibson is pictured at a U.S. military installation in Iraq while stationed there in April 2003. She wears the desert combat uniform with staff sergeant rank insignia and caries an M16 rifle, a boonie hat, and a rucksack with angle head...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Diane Kay Corcoran holding a gun, Vietnam]

    • Undated
    • Diane Kay Corcoran in an olive drab field uniform, holding a M16 rifle during a MEDCAP, a medical civic action providing out-patient health services to South Vietnamese. Corcoran is accompanied by two male soldiers.
    • WV0526 Diane Kay Corcoran Papers
    • Oral history interview with Claudia Butler Geniton, 2011

    • 2011-03-25
    • Claudia Butler Geniton speaks of her early life and military service (both active duty and reservist duty).

      Geniton notes her duties in both the Vietnam War and Gulf War and the time between. She mentions diverse duties and training, such as...
    • WV0511 Claudia Butler Geniton Papers
    • Oral history interview with K. Faye Kane Giles, 2001

    • 2001-05-15
    • Primarily documents Faye Kane Giles' service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945 and her life after the war.

      Giles briefly discusses her education, including attending business school, and her employment at the American Steel and Wire...
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers

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