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  • Veteran's biography: training.
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    • Oral history interview with Therese Strohmer, 2009

    • 2009-01-07
    • Therese Strohmer’s tells of her early life, six years of service in United States Air Force, and civilian career. Strohmer primarily discusses her early life, service as Russian cryptologic linguist, time spent at the National Security Agency,...
    • WV0441 Therese Strohmer 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 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 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 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
    • 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 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 Tasheera Farrington-Nichols Marshall

    • 2016-07-09
    • Primarily documents the life of Tasheera Farrington-Nichols Marshall and her service with the United States Army and United States Army Reserve.

      Marshall recalls having to move many times as child due to her father's military career, how his...
    • WV0618 Tasherra Farrington-Nichols Marshall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Fisher, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Documents Audrey Ann Fisher's twenty-seven year career in the military, with an emphasis on attitudes and changes in the Women's Army Corps and the U.S. Army.

      Fisher discusses her childhood in Oregon and Washington; her social life after...
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher 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 Majorie S. Thompson, 2005

    • 2005-12-29
    • Primarily documents Marjorie Sanford Thompson's service in the WASPs [Women Airforce Service Pilots] from 1943 to 1944.

      Thompson briefly discusses her education, pre-war teaching career, and training in the Civilian Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0337 Marjorie S. Thompson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy May Miller, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Dorothy May Miller's childhood in Florida; her military service during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Miller discusses her family history and her early life in Florida, growing up poor and in a segregated...
    • WV0198 Dorothy M. Miller 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 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 Dorothy Post Hoover, 2000

    • 2000-06-05
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dot" Post Hoover's early life and service with the WASP.

      Pre-service topics include Hoover's aspirations to become a writer and a pilot; admiration of Charles Lindbergh; attending the Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover 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 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 Shelley Witzke Kirk

    • 2016-02-07
    • Primarily documents the life of Shelley Witzke Kirk and her service with the United States Navy.
      Kirk recalls surviving six weeks of ""initiation"" after her promotion to Chief Petty Officer, the satisfaction she felt when she was finally pinned...
    • WV0604 Shelley Witzke Kirk Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Estelle Garner Ptaszynski, 1999

    • 1999-02-05
    • Primarily documents Estelle Ptaszynski's nurses training; service in England with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II; and personal life and nursing career after the war.

      Ptaszynski discusses her decision to become a nurse and...
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Williams Elder, 1999

    • 1999-02-02
    • Primarily documents Mary Frances Williams Elder's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945, and her life after World War II.

      Elder recalls her life before World War II, including...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers

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