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    • 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
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in WAC taupe "Hattie Carnegie" uniform, taken at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WACs in front of current events display, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Ruth V. Payne Brown (left) and a fellow WAC pose in front of a current events display focusing on the worldwide battle against "Red" Communists for a public relations photo during basic training at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953. Both women wear the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WACs shopping at PX, circa 1960]

    • 1960
    • Ruth V. Payne Brown and a fellow WAC pose for a public relations photo while looking at a bathing suit in the post exchange (PX), circa 1960. The women wear the WAC green cord uniform and matching garrison cap.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WAC detatchment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, circa 1960]

    • 1960
    • Group portrait of a WAC detatchment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, circa 1960. The WACs wear the green cord uniform and matching garrison cap. Ruth V. Payne Brown is seated in the front row, fifth from the left.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, circa 1962]

    • 1962
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in Army green service uniform with Ft. Leavenworth sleeve patch, circa 1962.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender at Tachikawa Air Terminal, 1964]

    • 1964
    • Clara Adams-Ender, in service uniform and holding gloves, poses beside a sign for the Tachikawa Air Terminal in Tokyo, Japan, in 1964. She was returning home after a tour in South Korea.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender at march in Holland, 1980]

    • 1980-07
    • Clara Adams-Ender shakes hands with an unidentified man during a march to Nijmegen, Holland, in July 1980. Adams-Ender served as senior marcher for the U.S. delegation in a four-day, 100-mile march commemorating the liberation of the Dutch by the...
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender and President Ronald Reagan, 1985]

    • 1985
    • Clara Adams-Ender shakes hands with President Ronald Reagan at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where she served as vice president of nursing, in 1985. In the center of the photo is Major General Lewis A. Mologne, commander of the medical center.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender sworn in as general, 1987]

    • 1987-09
    • Clara Adams-Ender, with one hand on the Bible and one hand raised, is sworn in as a general officer and Chief of the Army Nurse Corps in September 1987.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender at promotion to Brigadier General, 1987]

    • 1987
    • Clara Adams-Ender poses with her brother Ray and sister Bettie at her promotion to Brigadier General in Washington, D.C., in 1987. She wears the army white mess uniform and has a lei around her neck.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender at desk, 1988]

    • 1988
    • Clara Adams-Ender, Chief of the Army Nurse Corps, poses in the army dress blue uniform at her desk in Washington, D.C., in 1988.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender and former ANC chiefs, 1989]

    • 1989-09
    • Clara Adams-Ender, Chief of the Army Nurse Corps, poses with former chiefs and members of her current staff in Washington, D.C., in September of 1989. She wears the army green winter uniform. Pictured (left to right) are: Colonel Mildred Irene,...
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender and Colin Powell, circa 1988]

    • 1988
    • Clara Adams-Ender (second from right, in army evening dress uniform) and her husband Heinz Ender (left) pose with Colin Powell and his wife Alma at an event in New York, circa 1988.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [DACOWITS members, circa 1995]

    • 1995
    • Clara Adams-Ender (left, in evening dress uniform) poses with fellow members of DACOWITS (Defense Department Advisory Committee on Women in the Services), in Washington, D.C., circa 1995. Behind them a woman speaks at a podium, and the woman in the...
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers
    • [Clara Adams-Ender and Senator Daniel Inouye, circa 1999]

    • 1999
    • Clara Adams-Ender, in civilian clothes, greets Daniel K. Inouye, a senator from Hawaii and recipient of the Medal of Honor, who was serving as guest speaker at Walter Reed Medical Center, circa 1999.
    • WV0332 Clara Adams-Ender Papers

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