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  • Veteran's biography: Jacksonville
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    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Christine M. Knott, 2010

    • 2010-08-09
    • Knott discusses her early life as part of a military family living in Libya and many parts of the United States, her early life and early adult life, her service and life after retirement, as well as her perspectives concerning military culture and...
    • WV0498 Christine M. Knott Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Blanche Woolard Haggard, 1999

    • 1999-02-18
    • Primarily documents Blanche Woolard Haggard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Gove, 2000

    • 2000-12-17
    • Primarily documents Barbara Evelyn Gove's childhood in Massachusetts during World War II and her interest in electronics; her experiences as a Woman Marine in the mid-1950s, and her extensive work with veterans groups.

      Gove talks about her...
    • WV0152 Barbara E. Gove Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pauline Rogstad Allison, 2006

    • 2006-08-01
    • Primarily documents Pauline Rogstad Allison's service with the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years on a hospital ship in China; and her life after the war.

      Allison speaks chiefly about her service with the Navy...
    • WV0357 Pauline Rogstad Allison Papers
    • Oral history interview with Luvenia Griffin Mitchell, 2001

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Luvenia Griffin Mitchell's early life; her service with the Women in the Air Force (WAF) in the early 1950s; and her life after the military.

      Mitchell briefly describes her decision to join the air force; the negative image of...
    • WV0200 Luvenia Mitchell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Heather Gonzalez, 2013

    • 2013-08-12
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Gonzalez; and her time served in the United States Navy.

      Gonzalez recounts living at various air force stations throughout her childhood, her active involvement from the age of sixteen with...
    • WV0547 Heather L. Gonzalez Oral History
    • 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 Gail S. Enter Horn, 2011

    • 2011-04-11
    • Gail S. Horn tells of her early life, education, life prior to enlistment, military service, and life after retirement.

      Horn relates many incidents and anecdotes of her time in service, relating to such topics as boot camp, combat incidents,...
    • WV0514 Gail S. Enter Horn Papers
    • Oral history interview with Valeria F. Hilgart, 2000

    • 2000-03-01
    • Primarily documents the life of Valeria F. Hilgart and her service with the United States Marine Corps. Hilgart discusses her dissatisfaction with menial work, her desire to join the military and follow in her sister's footsteps, her belief that...
    • WV0158 Valeria F. Hilgart Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Deanna Secore Magee

    • 2016-04-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Deanna Secore Magee and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Magee recalls often times being the lone female in her platoon, and having to work as hard as the males to prove herself and gain...
    • WV0608 Deanna Secore Magee Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jeannine Marie Franz

    • 2016-05-15
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeannine Marie Franz, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Franz recalls the satisfaction she received from teaching junior marines to take initiative and become more independent thinkers, and...
    • WV0612 Jeannine Marie Franz Papers
    • [Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954, in the Women Marines' forest green uniform and bell-crown hat. The photo is signed "With love, Shirley."
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Powers Laskowski, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Primarily discusses Mary Powers Laskowski's early life and career in the Women Marine

      Laskowski begins the interview with the story of her birth, then discusses working on a citrus farm and the effects of the Depression. She also shares her...
    • WV0247 Maryelln Powers Laskowski Oral History
    • [Wedding of Blanche Woolard and Bill Haggard, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Blanche and Bill Haggard walked down the aisle at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station Chapel, Florida, following their wedding ceremony in 1944. Blanche wears her white summer dress uniform and officers' combination hat and carries a small bouquet....
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Russell Reavis, 2000

    • 2000-09-17
    • Primarily documents Virginia Russell Reavis' service in Europe with the Army Air Forces' 810th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron during World War II and her nursing career and personal life following the war."

      Discussion of Reavis' early...
    • WV0183 Virginia Russell Reavis Papers
    • [Deanna Secore Magee, 1999]

    • 1999
    • Deanna Secore Magee poses in her dress blue uniform at the U.S. Marine Corps Ball, Okinawa, 1999. On the right is the flag for the 3rd Maintenance Battalion based at Camp Kinser, Okinawa, Japan.
    • WV0608 Deanna Secore Magee Papers
    • [Deanna Secore Magee with mother, 1999]

    • 1999-12
    • Deanna Secore Magee poses with her mother, Rosalie Secore, during her promotion to sergeant in December 1999 at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
    • WV0608 Deanna Secore Magee Papers

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