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    • Oral History Interview with Megan Leighann Mead

    • 2016-06-21
    • Primarily documents the life of Megan Leighann Mead and her service with the United States Army.

      Mead recalls how everyone in basic training had their strengths and weaknesses, and how they had to come together in order to get things...
    • WV0615 Megan Leighann Mead Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Downer, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Jean Downer's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1945 to 1946 and her life after the World War II.

      Pre-service topics include Downer's youth in Philadelphia, details of...
    • WV0386 Jean Downer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Kathleen Lynch Simpson, 2012

    • 2012-05-11
    • Primarily documents Kathleen Lynch Simpson’s adolescence and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Simpson recounts her father’s military service and her desire to be a nurse from an early age. She discusses the support...
    • WV0533 Kathleen Lynch Simpson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Steel, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Primarily documents Ellen Steel's career in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1949 to 1969 and changes in the army since the 1940s.

      Steel chiefly describes her basic training and her various duty stations. She talks about her parents'...
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jude Eden

    • 2016-02-06
    • Primarily documents the life of Jude Eden and her service with the United States Marine Corps.
      Eden recalls the events of September 11, 2001 and, even though she had not considered enlisting at the time, how she felt that the right thing to do...
    • WV0603 Jude Eden Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Adeline Ledesma Teague, 2002

    • 2002-01-17
    • Primarily documents Adeline Ledesma Horner Teague's early life, ethnicity, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and her career and education in teaching after the war.


      Teague provides an...
    • WV0241 Adeline Ledesma Teague Papers
    • Oral History interview with Robin D. Hamilton

    • 2016-04-22
    • Primarily documents the life of Robin. D. Hamilton and her service with the United States Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve.

      Hamilton recalls being the first person in her family to go this far in life, and how she hopes her story, of being a...
    • WV0606 Robin D. Hamilton
    • Oral History interview with Paula G. Flores

    • 2016-09-26
    • Primarily documents the life of Paula Benway Flores, and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Flores recalls the physical and mental exertion of basic training, and having to learn to count on her fellow airmen for support during...
    • WV0625 Paula G. Flores Papers
    • Oral history interview with Renee L. Gurley, 2012

    • 2012-05-07
    • Primarily documents Renee L. Gurley's adolescence; her service with the United States Air Force; and her life after service.

      Gurley discusses growing up during the late 1950s and 1960s, her love of the outdoors, and the lessons she learned...
    • WV0532 Renee L. Gurley Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Bernadine "Bernie" Donato, 2015

    • 2015-10-06
    • Primarily documents the life of Bernadine "Bernie" Donato and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps and California Air National Guard.

      Donato recalls the nursing education she received at Ellis Hospital School of Nursing and...
    • WV0594 Bernadine "Bernie" Donato Papers
    • Oral history interview with Katie King, 2005

    • 2005-10-12
    • Primarily documents Katie Sawyer King's her service in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and her ministry in the AME Zion Church in the 1980s and 90s.

      King briefly discusses her early life, decision to be a nurse, and entering the...
    • WV0334 Katie S. King Papers
    • Oral history interview with Anita Keller, 2000

    • 2000-01-11
    • Primarily documents Anita May Keller's life in Washington, D.C.; her experiences in the Air Transport Command and Signal Corps during World War II; and her thoughts on the Vietnam War.

      Keller describes her enjoyment of high school; the...
    • WV0140 Anita M. Keller Papers
    • 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 Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin

    • 2016-03-21
    • Primarily documents the life of Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin and her service with the United States Air Force.

      MacSeόin recalls her childhood as a military dependent, and the effect that moving so often throughout her childhood had on her....
    • WV0605 Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin Oral History
    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral History Interview with Cherise Miller-March

    • 2016-08-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Cherise Miller-March and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Miller-March recalls her perceptions during basic training and technical school that the female airmen had to work much harder than the...
    • WV0622 Cherise Miller-March Papers
    • Oral History interview with Kate I. Germano

    • 2016-11-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Kate I. Germano and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Germano recalls feeling devastated when she was not accepted to the United States Naval Academy, but how this rejection only increased her...
    • WV0626 Kate I. Germano
    • Oral history interview with Rebecca Ann Lloyd, 2006

    • 2006-04-18
    • Primarily documents Rebecca Ann Lloyd's background; her education at the Curry School and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in the 1930s and 1940s; her twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy; and her post-service commercial real...
    • WV0346 Rebecca Ann Lloyd Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth L. Gaddy

    • 2001-05-23
    • Primarily documents Gaddy's service in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) and WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1946, and her education and employment following WWII.

      Gaddy mentions life during the Depression and the shortcomings...
    • WV0216 Ruth Lillian Gaddy Oral History

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