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  • Veteran's biography: East
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    • 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
    • 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 Joan Lyle, 2007

    • 2007-05-01
    • Primarily documents Joan Lyle's service in the WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilots] during WWII and her subsequent work as a pilot.

      Lyle briefly discusses her childhood spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She discusses taking flight lessons...
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Janice Butler Ryckeley, 2015

    • 7/26/2015
    • Primarily documents the life of Janice Butler Ryckeley and her service with the United States Air Force Nurse Corps.

      Ryckeley recalls the expanded nursing education she received through providing health care to people in various countries,...
    • WV0589 Janice Butler Ryckeley Collection
    • Oral History interview with Dolores Gallardo Luhm

    • 2016-04-23
    • Primary documents the life of Dolores Gallardo Luhm and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Luhm recalls her desire to leave El Paso, Texas, because she felt she was going nowhere and needed a challenge, and the guidance she...
    • WV0609 Dolores Gallardo Luhm
    • Oral history interview with Gretchen C. Davis, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Gretchen Davis's experiences at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.


      Davis details her parents' education and...
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Emily Sullivan Newcity, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Emily Sullivan Newcity's service in the Pacific with the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during World War II.

      Newcity briefly discusses her childhood on a farm in New York. She recalls the day Pearl Harbor was attacked, seeing...
    • WV0427 Emily Newcity Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Therese Robinson, 2008

    • 2008-11-14
    • Primarily documents Therese Robinson's career in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 2005, including assignments to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War and Afghanistan during the War on Terror.

      Robinson shares her memories of attending Fresno State...
    • WV0439 Therese Robinson Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Johnson Coster, 2000

    • 2000-02-04
    • Chiefly documents Ruth L. Johnson Coster's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Coster discusses her youth and education in North Carolina and her pre-war employment at the Lucky Strike factory in Durham and a...
    • WV0145 Ruth Coster Papers
    • Oral history interview with Heather L. McKay Mallory, 2014

    • 2014-05-10
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Lynn McKay Mallory, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Mallory recalls the death of her mother at a young age, her desire to experience adventure, and the events leading to her...
    • WV0563 Heather L. McKay Mallory Papers
    • [Evelyn E. Horton and WAC drinking Coca-Cola, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Evelyn E. Horton (left) and a fellow WAC hold Coca-Colas, possibly at an officers' club, circa 1943. Both women wear WAC summer service uniforms. Army servicemen can be seen behind them.
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton as Lady Liberty, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Evelyn E. Horton, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, performs in a play in 1943. Other actors in costume share the stage with her during a musical number.
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Company 10, 21 Regiment, Fort Oglethorpe, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WACs of Company 10, 21st Regiment, at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, pose for a group portrait on 3 September 1943. The company was under the command of 2nd Lieutenant Florence S. Weil, pictured center (see also the Florence S. Weil Papers, WV0255). All...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton at WWII news bulletin board, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Evelyn E. Horton (right), Grace Hackenbury (left), and an unidentified serviceman pose in front of a WWII news bulletin board in 1944. Both women wear WAC summer service uniforms with handbags and hold sunglasses.
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses in her newly issued WAC olive-drab winter service uniform, in 1943. Behind her can be seen the officers' quarters at her base, Camp Pickett, Virginia. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her parents on 12...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton saluting, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses in an exaggerated salute, wearing her WAC olive-drab winter service uniform, in front of officer's quarter at Camp Pickett, Virginia, in 1943. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her parents on 12 October...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Evelyn E. Horton at Camp Pickett, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses on the arm of a chair at Camp Pickett, Virginia, in 1943. She wears her WAC olive-drab winter service uniform. Behind is the building containing the PX and day room. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-08-06
    • This three page, handwritten letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents details the swearing in ceremony at Fort Oglethorpe, shortly after the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps became the Women's Army Corps. Horton has marked out one of the As in WAAC on...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-10-12
    • This one page, front and back letter from Evelyn to her parents gives and explanation of four photos sent home; thanks them for a package; and discusses the addition of a fireplace in her barracks, a dance planned for that Wednesday, and meeting...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948

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