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    • [Portrait of three SPARS,1944]

    • 1944
    • Virginia Van Dongen (top) and two fellow Coast Guard SPARS from the Atlantic City station pose in 1944.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • Oral history interview with Grace Swank Alexander, 1999

    • 1999-01-20
    • Documents Grace Alexander's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1951 to 1953; her following years of reserve and Special Services duty operating clubs and teaching school at bases...
    • WV0018 Grace Alexander Oral History
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1954]

    • 1954-10-12
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a target on 12 October 1954. Her jacket shows her marksmanship awards won while a member of the Annex Team Two rifle team in the 12th Naval District. The patch on her pocket appears to be related...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Two Women Marines shoot rifles, circa 1956]

    • 1956
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton (bottom) and fellow Women Marine Mae Van Hecke lay on their stomachs aiming rifles, circa 1956. The Marines are both wearing jackets with patches that signify their marksmanship awards.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1956]

    • 1956-03-22
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a mirror on 22 March 1956. The back of her jacket, with patches signifying her marksmanship awards won while a member of the 12th Naval District Annex Team Two rifle team, can be seen in the...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton lies on mattress aiming her rifle, sometime while stationed with Department of the Pacific in San Francisco from 1953 through 1956.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Marine rifle team, 1955]

    • 1955-03-17
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton (seated) is lone female among seven Marines with rifles on 17 March 1955. This is likely the 12th Naval District Annex Team Two rifle team.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with handgun, 1956]

    • 1956-03-19
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton, with one arm behind her back, aims a handgun while at the Marine Corps rifle range at Camp Matthews, California, on 19 March 1956. She wears the Women Marines' forest green winter uniform and bell-crown hat.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton receiving promotion, 1956]

    • 1956-05-08
    • Joan R. Kammer, backed by the American and Marine flags, receives a certificate of promotion to sergeant on 8 May 1956. Kammer is wearing her Women Marines' spruce green and white summer dress uniform. The front of the photo reads, "To Sergeant...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton stands outdoors in her Women Marines' olive green work shirt and garrison cap, circa 1955.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Marines at Toys for Tots display, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton and two male Marines pose beside a barrel collecting gifts for the Toys For Tots program at a Shell Station, circa 1954. Kammer holds a doll, a Marine holds a large stocking full of toys, and the group is joined by a man who...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton 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
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton walks beside Marine Corps Supply Forwarding Annex in San Francisco while stationed there between 1953 and 1957.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers

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