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  • Item description: Platoon
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    • Enlisting now! [1968]

    • 1968
    • Bright red and orange recruitment poster for the Women's Army Corps during the Vietnam War targets women from Washington State for the "June Platoon" of 1968.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [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
    • [WAAC platoon at Daytona Beach, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photo of Marthalou Hunter and the 3rd platoon of the 4th Company, 6th WAAC Regiment, in formation at Daytona Beach, Florida, circa 1943.
    • WV0105 Marthalou Hunter Papers
    • Oral history interview with Matties Osborne Spicer, 1999

    • 1999-10-26
    • Primarily documents Mattie O. Spicer's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Spicer recalls her family's reaction to her decision to join the WAC; the "Carolina Platoon" being ordered to keep an eye on mail...
    • WV0107 Mattie Osborne Spicer Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nina Wiglesworth, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Nina Johnson Wiglesworth's background; service with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Wiglesworth discusses her parents' musical talents; the draft; leaving home after...
    • WV0132 Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
    • [Women Marines platoon, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Group photo of the "simple six," members of Mary McLeod Roger's boot camp platoon at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in spring of 1944. Marines (seated left to right) Frances Stir, Mary McLeod, Jeanne Sincerbeaux, Rosemary Keeleher, Marcia Moore, and...
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • [Women Marines platoon, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Group photo of the "simple six," members of Mary McLeod Roger's boot camp platoon at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in spring of 1944. Marines (standing left to right) Frances Stir, Jeanne Sincerbeaux, Mary McLeod, Rosemary Keeleher, Marcia Moore,...
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Gage Dunham, 2000

    • 2000-01-16
    • Primarily documents Dunham's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC) and with the WAVES in Washington, D.C., during World War II.

      Topics related to World War II and the WAVES include learning about the...
    • WV0143 Mary Gage Dunham Oral History
    • [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
    • [Third Recruit Battalion, Platoon 21-A, 1954]

    • 1954-01-27
    • Photo of the Women Marines Third Recruit Battalion Platoon 21-A, the Battalion Honor Platoon, at Parris Island, South Carolina, on 27 January 1954. Joan R. Kammer Horton is in the last row, third from left. In the front row are Staff Sergeant C.I....
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp 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 Patricia L. Childers, 2002

    • 2002-08-10
    • Primarily documents Patricia L. Childers' career in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1996.

      Childers discusses her reasons for joining the navy, the influence the Vietnam War and her family's service history had on her decision, and the Delayed...
    • WV0256 Patricia L. Childers Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-15
    • Pozyck has just received a newspaper clipping about a family friend, who was in her husband's platoon, becoming a prisoner of war. She is led to believe that Louis is also a prisoner of war.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Beetham Jones, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Jane Beetham Jones's service from 1952 to 1980 with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for twenty-eight years and her military and civilian career in public information and journalism.

      Jones discusses her high education and...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pat Foote, 2006

    • 2006-08-08
    • Primarily documents Brig. Gen. Evelyn "Pat" Foote's background; her service with the U.S. Army from 1960 to 1989; her involvement with organizations and committees related to veterans and women in the military in the 1990s; and her work as...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • Bomb daily [1945]

    • 1945-08-15
    • Special edition of the newsletter announces the end of World War II.

      Two-page daily newsletter put out by the 4th platoon of the 11th Spec. Serv. announces the end of the war and describes the Japanese surrender. Other contents include...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the challenges of life in the WAAC. She discusses exams and a peer-rating system her platoon uses. She also provides information about her schedule and expenses.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945

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