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  • Veteran's biography: 22
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    • [Constance Cline Phillips, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Constance Cline Phillips in WAC uniform taken in Des Moines, Iowa, during basic training in Spring 1945.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel and fellow WACs, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Ellen Brown Steel (left) poses outdoors with four fellow WACs wearing two versions of the taupe "Hattie Carnegie" service uniform with garrison caps circa 1952.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel at her retirement ceremony, 1969]

    • 1969-07-28
    • Ellen Brown Steel (right) shakes hands with Colonel Elizabeth P. Hoisington, the director of the WAC, at Steel's retirement ceremony on 28 July 1969. Both women wear dress blue uniforms.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel in a field, 1962]

    • 1962
    • Ellen Brown Steel poses outdoors in a field in 1962. She is probably wearing the WAC green and white cord striped summer uniform.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Ellen Brown Steel in front of personnel chart, 1952]

    • 1952-08
    • Ellen Brown Steel (right, holding clipboard) and a fellow WAC stand in front of a board with an organizational chart listing platoon members in August of 1952. Both women wear the WAC short-sleeve summer beige-taupe dress.
    • WV0154 Ellen Brown Steel Papers
    • [Faith Hawkins, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Faith Hawkins poses outdoors in the Cadet Nurse Corps gray velour winter overcoat and gray Montgomery beret, circa 1946.
    • WV0325 Faith S. Hawkins Papers
    • [Faith Hawkins, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Faith Hawkins stand outdoors in her nursing school uniform, circa 1946. Members of the Cadet Nurse Corps wore their school uniforms with shoulder patches indicating their status as Cadet Nurses.
    • WV0325 Faith S. Hawkins Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945.]

    • 1945-02-14
    • Phillips describes her train trip from North Carolina to basic training in Des Moines. She writes of the schedule of her first two days, various tests they are taking including IQ and mechanical aptitude tests, and the DPT shots they were required...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02
    • Phillips discusses receiving her uniform, cleaning duty and a surprise first inspection, moving to "Boom town" barracks soon, and working very hard but looking forward to free time on Sunday.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-26
    • Phillips writes home after her first week of basic. She likes her platoon but not the weather or work, and indicates she is a "soul satisfying" Army "spirit."
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-3-5
    • Phillips discusses receiving a commendation at inspection, going a week without a gig, having a parade this morning, and plans to go to Des Moines.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-08
    • Phillips recalls a trip to Des Moines where they danced at the USO, mentions seeing a play starring Helen Hayes, and going to a party at the USO. She includes lyrics to a Des Moines WAC song.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-14
    • Phillips responds to letters from home, enjoys her classes, especially map reading and supply, and is learning much about the war through films. She promises not to smoke too much, requests that her parents put her money in the bank, and mentions...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-19
    • Phillips discusses a basketball game, attending her first USO show, which included acrobats and tightrope walkers, and a trip to Ames, Iowa. She mentions letters from friends she has received and having KP.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-11
    • Phillips has moved to Camp Atterbury for x-ray school. She notes getting new uniforms, the improved KP duty, her classes, and requests money from her furlough fund to purchase textbooks.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers

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