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    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • Oral history interview with Sandra Higgins, 2010

    • 2010-05-18
    • WV0489 Sandra J. Higgins Papers
    • Sandra White Higgins tells of her service as an Air Force nurse officer and National Guard nurse officer, and her life in relation to her service.

      Higgins primarily documents her military career, beginning in 1977, spanning the Cold War and...
    • Oral History Interview with Rachel Ann Brune, 2015

    • 2015-04-03
    • WV0580 Rachel Ann Brune Papers, 2002-2010
    • Primarily documents the life of Rachel Ann Brune and her service with the United States Army and U.S. Army Reserve.

      Brune recalls the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, and the impact it had on her decision to join the...
    • Oral History interview with Kate I. Germano

    • 2016-11-11
    • WV0626 Kate I. Germano
    • Primarily documents the life of Kate I. Germano and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Germano recalls feeling devastated when she was not accepted to the United States Naval Academy, but how this rejection only increased her...
    • Oral History interview with LaDansa Hailey Ussery, 2015

    • 8/11/2015
    • WV0593 LaDansa Hailey Ussery Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of LaDansa Hailey Ussery and her service with the United States Army.

      Ussery recalls the sexual harassment she experienced during Advanced Individual Training, the gender discrimination and negativity she endured...
    • Oral history interview with Heather L. McKay Mallory, 2014

    • 2014-05-10
    • WV0563 Heather L. McKay Mallory Papers
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Lynn McKay Mallory, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Mallory recalls the death of her mother at a young age, her desire to experience adventure, and the events leading to her...
    • Oral History interview with Theressa Jeanne Fillmore, 2015

    • 2015-11-10
    • WV0599 Theressa Jeanne Fillmore
    • Primarily documents the life of Theressa Jeanne Fillmore and her service with the United States Army.

      Fillmore recalls the various cross-training that she completed during her thirty-one years in the army, the gratification she received from...
    • Oral History interview with Deanna Secore Magee

    • 2016-04-24
    • WV0608 Deanna Secore Magee Papers
    • 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...
    • Oral History Interview with Vanessa Sharpe Bennett

    • 2016-07-17
    • WV0621 Vanessa Sharpe Bennett Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Vanessa Sharpe Bennett and her service with the United States Army.

      Bennett describes basic training, how she felt she had more maturity as a result of her life experiences, and her realization that everyone...
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • Oral history interview with Flora V. Taylor, 2012

    • 2012-01-15
    • WV0527 Flora V. Taylor Papers
    • Flora V. Taylor tells of her early life, education, service with the United States Army Reserve and then the United States Coast Guard, and life after her service.

    • Oral history interview with Ellen Peebles, 2010

    • 2010-10-20
    • WV0502 Ellen R. Peebles Oral History
    • Ellen Peebles speaks of her early life, education, military service, and retirement from military service.

      Peebles discusses her experiences in the Military Police Corps, her various duty stations, her deployments, the experience of being a...
    • Oral History interview with Jeannine Marie Franz

    • 2016-05-15
    • WV0612 Jeannine Marie Franz Papers
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Candace Lucas, 2014

    • 2014-12-02
    • WV0573 Candace Lucas Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of Candace Brown Lucas and her service with the United States Army.

      Lucas recalls feeling as if she wasn't ready for college after graduation, and seeing the military as a stepping stone to bigger things in life....
    • Oral History interview with Teressa Jenkins Lawrence, 2015

    • 2015-3-6
    • WV0577 Teressa Jenkins Lawrence Papers
    • Primarily documents Teressa Jenkins Lawrence's service with the United States Army.

      Lawrence recalls growing up with feelings of insecurity during the time of the Civil Rights Movement, and the strain she felt between herself and her white...
    • Oral history interview with Charlotte Holder Clinger, 2006

    • 2006-08-08
    • WV0230 Charlotte Holder Clinger Papers
    • Primarily documents Charlotte Holder Clinger's service with U.S. Air Force from 1967 to 1994, her job with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and her education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).

      Clinger discusses...
    • Oral history interview with Gail S. Enter Horn, 2011

    • 2011-04-11
    • WV0514 Gail S. Enter Horn Papers
    • Gail S. Horn tells of her early life, education, life prior to enlistment, military service, and life after retirement.

      Horn relates many incidents and anecdotes of her time in service, relating to such topics as boot camp, combat incidents,...
    • Oral history interview with Melissa L. Culbreth, 2014

    • 2014-06-22
    • WV0567 Melissa L. Culbreth
    • Primarily documents the life of Melissa L. Culbreth and her service as a chaplain with the North Carolina Army National Guard. Culbreth recalls being intrigued by the military from an early age, and with the idea of becoming a chaplain. She details...
    • Oral History interview with C.J. Gray Grafton Scarlet, 2015

    • 2015-07-27
    • WV0590 C.J. Gray Grafton Scarlet Papers
    • Primarily documents the life of CJ Gray Grafton Scarlet and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Scarlet recalls growing up on various military bases throughout the United States, as well as in Okinawa, Japan, and how those...

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