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  • Veteran's biography: retired
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    • 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 Therese Robinson, 2008

    • 2008-11-14
    • Primarily documents Therese Robinson's career in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 2005, including assignments to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War and Afghanistan during the War on Terror.

      Robinson shares her memories of attending Fresno State...
    • WV0439 Therese Robinson Oral History
    • 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 Nancy Mayes, 2000

    • 2000-05-23
    • Mayes primarily discusses WASP training, working overseas with the Red Cross and Air Force Pacific Command, and her experiences in the Air Force Reserves, GE, and as a WASP veteran.

      Mayes details her mother's experiences teaching and being a...
    • WV0169 Nancy Mayes Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susie Stephens McArthur, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Susie Stephens McArthur's early life; her twenty-six years of service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and the United States Army; and its effect on her opinions and non-military life.

      McArthur primarily discusses her enlistment...
    • WV0199 Susie McArthur Papers
    • Oral History interview with Theressa Jeanne Fillmore, 2015

    • 2015-11-10
    • Primarily documents the life of Theressa Jeanne Fillmore and her service with the United States Army.

      Fillmore recalls the various cross-training that she completed during her thirty-one years in the army, the gratification she received from...
    • WV0599 Theressa Jeanne Fillmore
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Oral history interview with Linda Jones, 2011

    • 2011-04-14
    • Linda Ruth Johnson Jones tells of her early life, service with the American Red Cross and American Red Cross reserve corps, and life after service.

      Jones discusses her various service assignments, deployments, and experiences throughout the...
    • WV0291 Linda Jones Papers
    • Oral History interview with Linda Caulder Smith, 2015

    • 2015-03-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Linda Caulder Smith and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Smith recalls her childhood in North Carolina, helping out on her grandfather's farm, and her desire to get away and do something bigger...
    • WV0578 Linda Caulder Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irene Rich, 2006

    • 2006-08-09
    • Primarily documents Irene Meyers Rich's childhood in Anchorage, Alaska; her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in the late 1960s and early 1970s; her service with the Army Nurse Corps from 1972 to 1999, including her...
    • WV0361 Irene M. Rich Papers
    • Oral history interview with Chely McAninch, 2010

    • 2010-08-09
    • Chely McAninch tells of her early life, military training, service in the Unites States Army, and life relating to her service.

      McAninch documents her experiences in her specialty of military intelligence, completing warrant officer...
    • WV0497 Chely McAninch Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford, 2014

    • 2014-11-01
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford and her service with the United States Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II. Bradford recalls her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse, and the lessons she learned in the...
    • WV0571 Caroline Harrington Bradburn Bradford Papers
    • 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 Jo Anne Kilday, 2011

    • 2011-08-07
    • Description: Documents Jo Anne Kilday's early life growing up during World War II, her attendance of a six week United States Marine Corps training program, as well as the Armed Forces Staff College, and work with the uniform code of military...
    • WV0520 Jo Anne Kilday Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher 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 Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • 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 Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis, 1999

    • 1999-03-01
    • Primarily documents Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis's nursing education; service with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II; and her career in nursing education, particularly her tenure as dean of the School of Nursing...
    • WV0047 Eloise Rallings Lewis Papers

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