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  • Veteran's biography: soldier
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    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in WAC taupe "Hattie Carnegie" uniform, taken at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WACs in front of current events display, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Ruth V. Payne Brown (left) and a fellow WAC pose in front of a current events display focusing on the worldwide battle against "Red" Communists for a public relations photo during basic training at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953. Both women wear the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WACs shopping at PX, circa 1960]

    • 1960
    • Ruth V. Payne Brown and a fellow WAC pose for a public relations photo while looking at a bathing suit in the post exchange (PX), circa 1960. The women wear the WAC green cord uniform and matching garrison cap.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WAC detatchment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, circa 1960]

    • 1960
    • Group portrait of a WAC detatchment at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, circa 1960. The WACs wear the green cord uniform and matching garrison cap. Ruth V. Payne Brown is seated in the front row, fifth from the left.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, circa 1962]

    • 1962
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in Army green service uniform with Ft. Leavenworth sleeve patch, circa 1962.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Payne Brown, 2000

    • 2000-12-20
    • Primarily documents Ruth Payne Brown's two tours as a medical technician with the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Brown recalls her father's inability to serve in WWII; hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor on TV; and her decision to join the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • Oral history interview with Vera K. Griffin, 2002

    • 2002-01-09
    • Primarily documents Vera Keen Griffin's service in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) from 1941 to 1944.

      Griffin gives details of her early life, including her education, living during the Depression, and the outbreak of WWII....
    • WV0238 Vera K. Griffin Papers
    • [Sign for Australian officers club in New Guinea, 1945]

    • 1944
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, another Red Cross worker and three soldiers stand in front of a Salvation Army sign in New Guinea in spring 1945. The sign, presumably for the Australian officers club, reads "Make Yourself At Home: Hop In!"
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Jean Holdridge Reeves with indigenous children, 1945]

    • 1944
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves and a fellow Red Cross worker pose outside a thatched building with a group of with indigenous children in either New Guinea or the Philippines in 1945.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Red Cross workers in front of plane, 1945]

    • 1944
    • Two Red Cross workers, possibly including Jean Holdridge Reeves, stand on a tarmac in front of plane with its cargo doors open, likely in the Philippines or New Guinea in 1945.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Portrait of Jean Reeves, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Jean Holdridge Reeves in Red Cross uniform, 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Red Cross unit, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jean Reeves and eight other Red Cross workers in uniform pose outdoors with a dog, circa 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Red Cross workers outside, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jean Reeves and seven other Red Cross workers in uniform are grouped outdoors by a tree, playing with a dog, circa 1944.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Holdridge Reeves, 2008

    • 2008-02-14
    • Primarily documents Jean Reeves' service in New Guinea and the Philippines with the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946.

      Reeves briefly discusses her early life, including her education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, and shares...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-11
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, aboard a transport ship, has been shown her destination on a map. She describes the quality of the food, sewing clothes for servicemen, and showering procedures. She also notes the personal connections made and broken due to...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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