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  • Veteran's biography: Guard’s
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    • Oral history interview with Melissa L. Culbreth, 2014

    • 2014-06-22
    • Primarily documents the life of Melissa L. Culbreth and her service as a chaplain with the North Carolina Army National Guard. Culbreth recalls being intrigued by the military from an early age, and with the idea of becoming a chaplain. She details...
    • WV0567 Melissa L. Culbreth
    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Patricia Chamings, 2007

    • 2007-01-27
    • Primarily discusses Chamings' nursing education, teaching, and thirty years of service with the Air National Guard.

      Chamings mentions her childhood in Florida; her mother's nursing career; her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital...
    • WV0378 Patricia Ann Chamings Papers
    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson 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
    • [Portrait of Sherley Mae White]

    • Undated
    • This is a black and white portrait of Sherley Mae White in her uniform.
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • [Portrait of Sherley Mae White]

    • 1944
    • Sherley Mae White, drum major, is seen here posing for the SPAR Band in her enlisted personnel service dress uniform, in Palm Beach, Florida in 1944. On her left sleeve is one service stripe, indicating four years of active service in the United...
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • The bowspritT [vol.1, no. 1]

    • 1943-11
    • This is an issue of The BOWSPRIT, newsletter of the United States Coast Guard Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida, from November, 1943.
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • The bowsprit [vol. 2, no. 2]

    • 1944-12-16
    • This is an issue of The BOWSPRIT, newsletter of the United States Coast Guard Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida, from December 16, 1944.
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sherley Mae White, 2010

    • 2010-05-06
    • Sherley Mae White tells of her early life and education, the process of entering the service, her SPARS career, and her life after leaving the service.

      White discusses her family, SPARS training, her friends in the service and Girl Scouts...
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • [Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945, in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with collar insignia and officer's service hat with white cover.
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons sits with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at the...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons shakes hands with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • Oral history interview with Flora V. Taylor, 2012

    • 2012-01-15
    • Flora V. Taylor tells of her early life, education, service with the United States Army Reserve and then the United States Coast Guard, and life after her service.

    • WV0527 Flora V. Taylor Papers
    • [Cast of "Tars and Spars" movie, 1945]

    • 1945
    • The cast of the Columbia Pictures film version of "Tars and Spars" poses for a publicity photo in 1945. Actor Sid Ceaser is center; Coralee Burson Davis, one of a few SPARS from the traveling show cast in the movie, is in the last row, second from...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • [Coralee Burson Davis, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Full-length portrait of Coralee Burson Davis in the Coast Guard SPAR blue enlisted service dress uniform, garrison cap, and handbag, taken in 1944.
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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