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  • Veteran's biography: federal
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    • Oral history interview with Mary Cugini Necko, 1999

    • 1999-06-17
    • Primarily documents Mary Cugini Necko's early life in Massachusetts; her experiences with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1944 to 1946; and her life in the years following World War II.


      Necko discusses going on welfare during the...
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Etten Wiker, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Betty Etten Wiker's service in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War.

      Wiker briefly discusses her childhood and education in Chicago, her reasons for enlisting in the WAAC, and her basic training at Fort Des...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • Oral history interview with Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney's memories of growing up during World War II; her experiences in boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina; and her married life, particularly after her husband, also a Marine, was diagnosed with...
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jeri I. Graham

    • 2016-11-12
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeri I. Graham and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Graham recalls the educational ambitions she felt from an early age, her aspiration to become an expert in Obstetrics and Gynecological...
    • WV0628 Jeri I. Graham Oral History
    • 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
    • [Emily Harris Preyer at the Red Cross Service Club]

    • Undated
    • Emily Harris Preyer in a trench coat, holding a folder and some packages and her purse in her right arm and gesturing with her left arm, smiling broadly in front of an open door beneath a large sign that reads "American Red Cross/Service + Club"
    • WV0065 Emily Harris Preyer Papers
    • [Women Marines at Parris Island, circa 1953]

    • 1953
    • Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney and a fellow Woman Marine, probably in summer service uniform, are seated outside a building at Parris Island, South Carolina, in 1953.
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • [Mary Cugini Necko, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Mary Cugini Necko following her induction into the Marine Corps Womens Reserves in November 1944.
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • [Women Marines outside in snow, 1946]

    • 1946-02
    • Mary Cugini Necko (right) and her friends Norma (left) and Roseann (center) stand in the snow at Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, in February 1946. "The Lady Leathernecks," as they called themselves, wear the Marine Corps Women's Reserve...
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • [Mary Cugini Necko in front of mural, circa 1998]

    • 1998
    • Mary Cugini Necko in uniform, posing with two girls wearing medals, in front of a mural depicting the raising of the flag on Iwo Jima, circa 1998.
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • [Mary Cigini Necko in uniform, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary Cugini Necko stands outside a building in her hometown of Brighton, Massachusetts, wearing the Marine Corps summer white uniform and bell crown hat, which had gold braid instead of red, in 1945.
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • [Women Marines in chow line, 1945]

    • 1945-01
    • Mary Cugini Necko and fellow members of Company C stand in the chow line at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, during boot camp in January or February 1945. Mary Cugini Necko (center, the tallest women smiling in the top row) and her fellow Women...
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • [Mary Cugini Necko at work, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary Cugini Necko at work at Marine Corps Headquarters, Arlington, Virginia, surveying records of Marines in service at her desk, 1945-1946.
    • WV0094 Mary Cugini Necko Papers
    • [Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945, in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with collar insignia and officer's service hat with white cover.
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons sits with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at the...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Irene Parsons and Lyndon Johnson, 1965]

    • 1965-08-05
    • Irene Parsons shakes hands with President Lyndon Johnson at the White House on 5 August 1965. Johnson selected her as the assistant administrator for personnel of the Veterans Administration, the highest government personnel post held by a woman at...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker at train station, 1943]

    • 1943-04
    • Betty Etten Wiker walk outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C., where she is about to board a train for Officer Candidate School in April 1943. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) wool overcoat and cap and utility bag and...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty  Etten Wiker and friend at Ladd Field, Alaska, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Betty Etten Wiker poses with a fellow WAC on the steps to a building at Ladd Field in Fairbanks, Alaska. Wiker (standing) is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) officer's field overcoat and outer cover trousers. Wiker's friend is holding...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers

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