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  • Veteran's biography: colonel’s
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    • Oral History interview with Kristine Grace Poirier, 2015

    • 2015-05-04
    • Primarily documents the life of Kristine Grace Poirier and her service with the United States Army.

      Poirier describes the satisfaction she felt as a mentor to other soldiers and being witness to their successes. She recalls the different...
    • WV0586 Kristine Grace Poirier
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Fulner Wakefield, 2003

    • 2003
    • Primarily documents Kathryn Wakefield's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.



      Wakefield discusses the Depression, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and attending business...
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sandy Venegoni, 2010

    • 2010-03-16
    • Primarily documents Sandy Venegoni's childhood, nursing education, time spent in a convent, her military service as a reservist for the Army Nurse Corps, and her civilian career as a nurse educator.

      Venegoni discusses her childhood in...
    • WV0481 Sandra L. Venegoni Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Portia R. McCracken, 2013

    • 2013-09-20
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Portia R. McCracken, and her service with the United States Air Force. McCracken discusses her pragmatic attitude towards joining the U.S. Air Force, the gratification she felt upon completing basic training,...
    • WV0552 Portia R. McCracken Papers
    • [Kathryn F. Wakefield in exercise uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield sits on a post, circa 1943. She wears the WAAC brown and white seersucker exercise uniform, and in her lap is the khaki summer fatigue hat.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [Six WAACs in exercise uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield (back row, second from left) and five other WAACs sit on the ground, circa 1943. The WAACs wear brown and white seersucker exercise uniforms with khaki summer fatigue hats.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [Kathryn F. Wakefield and dog, 1944]

    • 1944-01-09
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield poses with a dog in her lap on 9 January 1944, probably in Alpine, Texas. She wears the WAAC winter service uniform with corporal insignia on the sleeve.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [WAACs on airplane wing, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WAACs, including Kathryn F. Wakefield (far right), sit on the wing of an airplane, circa 1944. All three women wear the WAAC winter service uniform and winter member's hat. The photo was taken by the WAAC for publicity purposes.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • 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 Buren Rose, 2008

    • 2008-10-17
    • Primarily documents Buren Rose's service in the civil service from 1942 to 1943 and her career in radio."

      Rose discusses her childhood and education in Missouri. She goes on to talk about her employment history before joining the civil...
    • WV0433 Buren Rose Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Charlotte Holder Clinger, 2006

    • 2006-08-08
    • Primarily documents Charlotte Holder Clinger's service with U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1994, her job with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and her education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

      Clinger discusses...
    • WV0230 Charlotte Holder Clinger 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
    • [Captain Westray Battle Boyce, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Left to right: Mrs. W. L. Lambert (Julia Ross, Woman's College (now UNCG) class of 1924), President of the Alumnae Association; Captain Westray Battle Boyce, WAC Staff Director for the Fourth Services Command; Walter Clinton Jackson, Woman's...
    • WV0472 Westray Battle Boyce Papers, 1943-1975
    • Oral history interview with Brenda Formo, 2009

    • 2009-04-16
    • Brenda Terrell Formo tells of her life, education, and career as an officer in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and United States Army.

      Formo primarily discusses her work as an officer in the WAC and the U.S. Army in which she served as an...
    • WV0460 Brenda Formo Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Wyatte Glennon, circa 2000

    • 2000
    • Primarily document's Margaret Wyatte Glennon's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in the 1930s, her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II, and her...
    • WV0165 Margaret Wyatte Glennon Oral History

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