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  • Veteran's biography: Polk
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    • Oral history interview with Mary Williams Elder, 1999

    • 1999-02-02
    • Primarily documents Mary Frances Williams Elder's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945, and her life after World War II.

      Elder recalls her life before World War II, including...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Coley, 1999

    • 1999-11-08
    • Primarily documents Coley's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and her experiences in the American Red Cross while stationed in the United States.

      Coley...
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • [Dorothy Coley at Camp Polk, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Dorothy Coley stands in front of the hospital at Camp Polk, Louisiana, wearing her light blue Red Cross uniform and white shoes, circa 1944.
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • [Mary Williams Elder at Military Reservation, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Mary Williams Elder stands before a building labled "Military Reservation/ Restricted" by the sign in front, probably at Daytona Beach, Florida, during basic training in January 1943. She is wearing the WAAC summer khaki shirtwaist, tie, and skirt...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers
    • [Red Cross workers at Mardi Gras, circa 1946]

    • 1946-02
    • Dorothy Coley (right) and friends, including fellow Red Cross members in uniform, celebrate the first Mardi Gras after World War II in New Orleans, Louisiana, in February 1946.
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • [Dorothy Coley, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Dorothy Coley in Red Cross uniform, circa 1944.
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • [Mary Cannon splicing film, 1956]

    • 1956
    • Mary Cannon is pictured splicing film while at the job she took to help pay her tuition at Indiana University in 1956.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary Cannon, circa 1953]

    • 1953
    • Hand-tinted portrait of Mary Cannon in her Army Nurse Corps uniform and garrison cap with captain's bars, ca. 1953.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Mary Cannon with Gen. Micheal Ryan, 1973]

    • 1973
    • Mary F. Cannon, in Navy Nurse Corps dress uniform, speaks with Major General Micheal P. Ryan of the U.S. Marine Corps at an event in 1973.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Planting trees in Vietnam, 1967]

    • 1967
    • Captain H. P. Mahin (center) and two other men in uniform help a nurse plant a tree at Naval Air Station Da Nang in Vietnam in 1967. A Vietnamese man in traditional dress looks on. A note on the back of the photo reads "A Tree - good luck to 18!"
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Nurses at party, June 1967]

    • 1967-06
    • A group of Navy Nurse Corps members surround Captain Bulschefski at a party in Bethesda, Maryland, in June of 1967. The nurses hold up the contents of a box marked "Care package" and addressed to the nurse corps officers at Danang, Vietnam, in...
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Mary Cannon in Korea, 1952]

    • 1952
    • Mary Cannon sits on the ground wearing an Army Nurse Corps battledress uniform, somewhere in Korea in 1952.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Kay Phillips and Mary Cannon cut cake, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Army nurses Lt. Col. Kay Phillips (left) and Mary Cannon (right) slice a cake which reads "Kay and Mary, Thunderbirds Delight." Also present is a man in uniform and three patients from the ward in which the two worked in 1953 in Korea.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [MASH operating room, 1952]

    • 1952
    • Photograph of the operating room at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) in Korea, 1952.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Navy Nurse Corps indoctrination class, 1958]

    • 1958-01-07
    • Class photo of new Navy Nurse Corps initiates at the U.S. Naval Hospital in St. Albans, New York, taken 7 January 1958. Mary Cannon is third from the left.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Danang Station Hospital staff photo, 1967]

    • 1967
    • The staff of the Naval Support Activity (NSA) Station Hospital in Da Nang, Vietnam, pose for a group photo outside the facility in 1967.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers

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