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  • Veteran's biography: 1956
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    • Oral history interview with Kimberly Galloway, 2008

    • 2008-12-20
    • Primarily documents Kimberly Galloway's service in the U.S. Air Force Security Service from 1974 to 1979.

      Galloway primarily discusses her experiences as a woman in the mostly male security service, and her deployments to Japan and Greece....
    • WV0442 Kimberly Galloway Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Lenora Nagel, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Documents Lenora I. Nagel's early life in western North Dakota; her family history; her service with the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956; and her work teaching overseas as a civilian with the Department of Defense for almost thirty...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • Oral History interview with Teressa Jenkins Lawrence, 2015

    • 2015-3-6
    • Primarily documents Teressa Jenkins Lawrence's service with the United States Army.

      Lawrence recalls growing up with feelings of insecurity during the time of the Civil Rights Movement, and the strain she felt between herself and her white...
    • WV0577 Teressa Jenkins Lawrence Papers
    • Oral History interview with Theressa Jeanne Fillmore, 2015

    • 2015-11-10
    • Primarily documents the life of Theressa Jeanne Fillmore and her service with the United States Army.

      Fillmore recalls the various cross-training that she completed during her thirty-one years in the army, the gratification she received from...
    • WV0599 Theressa Jeanne Fillmore
    • [Two Women Marines shoot rifles, circa 1956]

    • 1956
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton (bottom) and fellow Women Marine Mae Van Hecke lay on their stomachs aiming rifles, circa 1956. The Marines are both wearing jackets with patches that signify their marksmanship awards.
    • 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
    • [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
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton receiving promotion, 1956]

    • 1956-05-08
    • Joan R. Kammer, backed by the American and Marine flags, receives a certificate of promotion to sergeant on 8 May 1956. Kammer is wearing her Women Marines' spruce green and white summer dress uniform. The front of the photo reads, "To Sergeant...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Lenora I. Nagel in San Antonio, 1953]

    • 1953-08
    • Lenora I. Nagel poses on the patio of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas, in 1953, wearing the WAF special summer cord uniform and enlisted hat.
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [Lenora I. Nagel at Keesler Air Force Base, 1953]

    • 1953-11
    • Lenora I. Nagel, in her WAF blue winter uniform, stands outdoors at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where she attended radio school in November 1953.
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Doris Wofford Armenaki, 1999

    • 1999-05-19
    • Documents Doris Wofford Armenaki's early life; education; military service as a nurse during World War II; personal life after the war; and nursing training and teaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from the 1970s to the...
    • WV0079 Doris Wofford Armenaki Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • Oral history interview with Ruby Morgan Sheridan, 1999

    • 1999-05-08
    • Primarily documents Ruby Morgan Sheridan's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro), her experiences in the Army Special Services during World War II, and her career in...
    • WV0075 Ruby Morgan Sheridan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Coralee Burson Davis, 2001

    • 2001
    • Primarily documents Coralee "Coco" Burson Davis' service in the Coast Guard SPARs during World War II, including her involvement in the play and musical Tars and Spars, and her acting career and personal life after the war.

      Davis describes...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • [WAF overcoat, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • Women in the Air Force dark blue, full-length overcoat, made of blue wool serge material with removable satin lining. The overcoat is single-breasted and has a button underneath the left lapel where the right lapel can button over in colder...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [WAF garrison cap, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • Women in the Air Force blue garrison cap, with rank insignia of a captain. Worn by Lenora Nagel in the mid-1950s.
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [WAF winter uniform, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • Women in the Air Force winter uniform, including blouse (jacket) and skirt, made of blue wool serge material. The blouse is single-breasted, darted, lined in a satin material, and has two sewn breast pockets and two flapped pockets, along with four...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers

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