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    • Oral History interview with Deanna Secore Magee

    • 2016-04-24
    • Primarily documents the life of Deanna Secore Magee and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Magee recalls often times being the lone female in her platoon, and having to work as hard as the males to prove herself and gain...
    • WV0608 Deanna Secore Magee Papers
    • Oral History interview with Louise Quadri Doak

    • 2017-06-19
    • Primarily documents the life of Louise Quadri Doak and her service with the United States Navy.

      Doak recalls her decision to join the United States Navy to gain independence and see the world. She describes the experience of being the sole...
    • WV0634 Louise Quadri Doak Papers
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Lyle, 1999

    • 1999
    • Documents Shirley McCorquodale Lyle's career in the Army Nurse Corps from 1939 to 1960, including her service in the Pacific with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

      Lyle briefly details her high school education; her parents' reaction...
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • Oral History interview with Dolores Gallardo Luhm

    • 2016-04-23
    • Primary documents the life of Dolores Gallardo Luhm and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Luhm recalls her desire to leave El Paso, Texas, because she felt she was going nowhere and needed a challenge, and the guidance she...
    • WV0609 Dolores Gallardo Luhm
    • Oral History Interview with Vanessa Sharpe Bennett

    • 2016-07-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Vanessa Sharpe Bennett and her service with the United States Army.

      Bennett describes basic training, how she felt she had more maturity as a result of her life experiences, and her realization that everyone...
    • WV0621 Vanessa Sharpe Bennett Papers
    • Oral History interview with LaDansa Hailey Ussery, 2015

    • 8/11/2015
    • Primarily documents the life of LaDansa Hailey Ussery and her service with the United States Army.

      Ussery recalls the sexual harassment she experienced during Advanced Individual Training, the gender discrimination and negativity she endured...
    • WV0593 LaDansa Hailey Ussery Papers
    • 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 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 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 Heather L. McKay Mallory, 2014

    • 2014-05-10
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Lynn McKay Mallory, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Mallory recalls the death of her mother at a young age, her desire to experience adventure, and the events leading to her...
    • WV0563 Heather L. McKay Mallory Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susan Rita Purje Connor, 2014

    • 2015-08-22
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Susan Rita Purje Connor and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps.

      Purje recalls growing up with her immigrant grandparents, her desire to do something important with her life, and her...
    • WV0569 Susan Rita Purje Connor
    • Oral history interview with Jill Corbusier Mayer, 2013

    • 2013-11-03
    • Primarily documents the life of Jill Corbusier Mayer, and her time in the United States Navy Nurse Corps and United States Navy Reserve.

      Mayer discusses losing both her parents at a young age, her Catholic education, and her decision to...
    • WV0557 Jill Corbusier Mayer Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Donna Barr Brown

    • 2016-04-23
    • Primarily documents Donna Barr Brown's service with the United States Women Marines.

      Brown recalls never regretting her decision to join the U.S. Marine Corps because she saw it as a way to get out of her hometown, learn something different,...
    • WV0607 Donna Barr Brown Papers
    • Oral History interview with Jeannine Marie Franz

    • 2016-05-15
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeannine Marie Franz, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Franz recalls the satisfaction she received from teaching junior marines to take initiative and become more independent thinkers, and...
    • WV0612 Jeannine Marie Franz Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Galster Layton Starkey

    • 2016-06-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Galster Layton Starkey and her service with the Women's Army Corps and United States Army.

      Starkey recalls her desire to prove herself to her family by completing U.S. Army Airborne School, and the...
    • WV0614 Mary Galster Layton Starkey Papers
    • Oral History interview with Teressa Jenkins Lawrence, 2015

    • 2015-3-6
    • Primarily documents Teressa Jenkins Lawrence's service with the United States Army.

      Lawrence recalls growing up with feelings of insecurity during the time of the Civil Rights Movement, and the strain she felt between herself and her white...
    • WV0577 Teressa Jenkins Lawrence Papers
    • [Alice Starr May, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of Alice Starr May, taken when she was on leave in Fort Smith, Arkansas, circa 1944. This picture was a gift for her mother.
    • WV0595 Alice Starr May Papers
    • Oral history interview with Christy Diaz, 2014

    • 2014-12-17
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Christy Diaz and her service with the United States Army. Diaz recounts the candor of the military recruiters regarding what basic training would be like and how they mentally prepared her, and the difficulty...
    • WV0576 Christy Diaz Hinnant Papers
    • [Army nurses in Philippino marketplace, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Army nurses Alice Clark (right) and Shirley "Corky" McCorquodale Lyle (left) at a marketplace in Mindanao, Philippines, 1945.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • [General Eichelberger and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Eleanor Roosevelt, in Red Cross uniform, and Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger walk side-by-side in Rockhampton, Australia, in 1943. Behind Mrs. Roosevelt is Admiral Claud A. Jones.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers

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