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  • Veteran's biography: Seven
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    • Oral history interview with Cindi Basenspiler, 2014

    • 2014-06-13
    • Primarily documents the life of E. Cindi Basenspiler and her service with the United States Reserve Officer Training Corps and the United States Army. Basenspiler recalls her brief childhood in Russia, and the experience of moving to the United...
    • WV0566 E. Cindi Basenspiler Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo, 2005

    • 2005-09-09
    • Primarily documents Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo's early life and education in China; her service in the Chinese Red Cross from 1942 to 1944; her service in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1944 to 1946; her education at the Woman's College of the...
    • WV0331 Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo Papers
    • Oral history interview with Maxine Pierce, 2006

    • 2006-06-06
    • Primarily documents Maxine Newcom Pierce's background; her twenty-year career in the WAVES; and the impact of her military service on the rest of her life.

      Pierce briefly discusses growing up in Southern Illinois in the 1930s, including her...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kate Bonds, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Mary Kate Bonds primarily tells of coming of age during the Great Depression and of her service in the WAVES during World War Two and in the U.S. Navy until 1971.

      Bonds discusses her childhood in Chickamauga, Georgia, near the Civil War...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds 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 Mary Kathryn Hampton, 2005

    • 2005-11-21
    • Primarily documents Mary Kay Hampton's youth; her service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years in Europe; and her life after the war.

      Hampton briefly discusses her childhood, including her father being...
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Winona Franklin Walker, 2003

    • 2003-07-09
    • Primary documents Winona Franklin Walker's career as a librarian, especially her service in Germany with the Army Special Services in 1945-1946.

      Walker briefly describes her family, undergraduate education, decision to attend library school...
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • Oral history interview with Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders 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 Juanita J. Johnson, 2002

    • 2002-01-15
    • Primarily documents Juanita Johnson's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1952 to 1954 and her subsequent education and career in teaching.

      Johnson provides a brief overview of her childhood, her reasons for not becoming a nurse,...
    • WV0239 Juanita J. Johnson Papers
    • [Winona Franklin Walker, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Winona Franklin Walker poses beside a building, circa 1945. She wears the Army Special Services light blue uniform and cap with half-moon Army Hostess and Librarian service patch.
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • [Winona Franklin Walker, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Winona Franklin Walker poses beside a building, circa 1945. She wears the Army Special Services light blue dress uniform and cap with half-moon Army Hostess and Librarian service patch.
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • [Winona Franklin Walker, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Winona Franklin Walker poses on an army base, circa 1945. She wears the Army Special Services light blue dress uniform and cap with half-moon Army Hostess and Librarian service patch.
    • WV0284 Winona Franklin Walker Collection, 1945-1964, 2003
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at officer's reception, 1963]

    • 1963-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders (right) speaks with Admiral U.S.G. Sharp, Commander in Chief Pacific (left), and Lieutenant Commander Fran Hamilton at an officer's reception in Honolulu in October of 1963. Both women wear the WAVES service dress white uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders swears in WAVES, 1949]

    • 1949-06
    • Viola Brown Sanders, holding a Bible, swears in four WAVES who have signed up for another tour at U.S. Naval Station New Orleans, Louisiana, in June of 1949. All of the women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker working uniform. Pictured (from...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders and Anne Ducey at groundbreaking, 1965]

    • 1965
    • Captain Viola Brown Sanders (right) shovels dirt while at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new women's barracks at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, with WAVES Commander Anne Ducey in the summer of 1965. Both women wear the WAVES...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WAVES company passing in review, 1951]

    • 1951
    • A WAVES recruit company marches in formation on a parade ground at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in fall 1951. All of the women wear the WAVES service dress blue uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders salutes, circa 1963]

    • 1954
    • Viola Brown Sanders, in WAVES service dress white summer uniform with commander's stripes and officer's service hat, serves as the reviewing officer during a parade at the Recruit Training Command for Women at U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge,...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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