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  • Veteran's biography: retirement
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    • 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 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 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 Sandra Van Neel Ross, 2015

    • 2015-04-29
    • Primarily documents the life of Sandra Van Neel Ross and her service with the United States Army Nurse Corps.

      Ross describes her introduction to cardiac monitoring, a new concept at the time, her interest in neurosurgery, and the continued...
    • WV0584 Sandra Van Neel Ross Papers
    • Oral history interview with Annie Pozyck, 2005

    • 2005-07-20
    • Primarily documents Annie Pozyck's career as a nurse and her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during WWII."

      Pozyck briefly describes her childhood during the Depression, her reasons for becoming a nurse, work as a nurse's assistant, ...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances B. Turner, 2002

    • 2002-01-07
    • Interview primarily documents Frances B.Turner's service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC).

      Turner briefly describes growing up during the Depression, her reasons for becoming a nurse, her training at Watts Hospital, her work for a tobacco...
    • WV0236 Frances Bradsher Turner Papers
    • Oral history interview with Edna Painter Searles, 1999

    • 1999-10-26
    • Primarily documents Edna Painter Searles' experiences with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve in the legal office at Camp Lejeune during World War II and her professional life after the war.

      Searles details her father's work at Kingsport...
    • WV0106 Edna Painter Searles Papers
    • [Retirement ceremony of Elizabeth Ray, 1965]

    • 1965
    • Colonel Elizabeth Ray stands in front of a color guard during her retirement ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1965.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Hunt Hall, 1999

    • 1999-04-29
    • Primarily details France Hunt Hall's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)...
    • WV0071 Frances Hunt Hall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Marian Smith, 1999

    • 1999-02-11
    • Primarily documents Margaret Marion Smith's service with the War Department and Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1947 and work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1963 through circa 1994.

      Smith primarily...
    • WV0036 Margaret Marian Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • [Retirement ceremony for Viola Brown Sanders, 1966]

    • 1966-08-31
    • Viola Brown Sanders listens as Vice Admiral Benedict J. Semmes, Chief of Naval Personnel, reads the citation accompanying her Legion of Merit award at her retirement ceremony at Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., on 31 August 1966. Behind her sits...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders arrives at her retirement, 1966]

    • 1966-08-31
    • Rear Admiral Daniel F. Smith Jr., Commandant of the Naval District of Washington, shakes hands with Viola Sanders upon her arrival at Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., on 31 August 1966 for her subsequent retirement ceremonies. To the right of Sanders...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Lt. Elizabeth Ray saluting child, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lt. Elizabeth Ray crouches and returns the salute of a little girl she befriended at a base in Bari, Italy, in 1944. The girl wears a garrison cap and a shirt with army patches, while Ray is in WAC service dress.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [WAC troop review, Bari, Italy, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs march in formation four wide during troop review in Bari, Italy, in 1944. Lt. Elizabeth Ray is seen at bottom in command.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [WAF 25th anniversary collage, 1973]

    • 1973-06-12
    • Collage featuring photos of Women in the Air Force (WAF), celebrating the WAF's 25th anniversary in 1973. Across the bottom, the former directors of the WAF are pictured. They are: Jeanne M. Holm, Elizabeth Ray, Emma Riley, Phyllis Gray, Mary Jo...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray 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
    • Oral history interview with Marion Fisher, 1999

    • 1999-05-25
    • Primarily documents Marion Elizabeth Fisher's early education; her service in Italy as an army dietitian during World War II; and her civilian dietitian work with the Veterans Administration and the Department of the Navy.


      Fisher...
    • WV0083 Marion Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Moran Miller, 1999

    • 1999-10-13
    • Miller primarily discusses her military service, especially as a member of the 2nd Mapping Squadron "

      Miller details caring for her invalid mother as a child; difficulty of finding a job during the Depression; listening to speeches from...
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irma Jean Brooks, 2006

    • 2006-04-19
    • Primarily documents Irma Jean Brooks's twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy in personnel and administration.

      Brooks talks briefly about her youth and education, including her father's work at the Hanford Engineer Works in Washington during...
    • WV0347 Irma Jean Brooks Papers

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