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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    to CPT Simas theirs was the first WAC wedding in Italy Mae Simas Howe Collection Gift of Dorothy Simpson Women s Memorial Foundation Collection CPT Simas recorded details of 17 WAC weddings during her tenure as commander of 6716th Women

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Dresses CPT Simas Account of the Dukeshire Mullenax Wedding CPT Simas wrote this detailed narrative about the Nov 2 1944 wedding of T 5 Phyllis Dukeshire and CPL Valen Mullenax in Naples Italy Mae Simas Howe Collection Gift of Dorothy

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    branch of service Made of canvas or rubberized canvas the kits were approximately 19 inches long and 13 inches wide and secured with snaps or ties after rolling it up It contained all the tools of the trade needed for the two day chute packing process including a heavy duty sewing needle thread an awl for making holes a shroud line separator tool a hook pins a bar for layering the canopy and a pencil to sign and date the record book Murray who served at USMC Air Station El Centro in CA s hot lower desert held onto her rigger s kit long after her 1945 discharge Women Go to War World War II 1941 1945 Fifty years later the OH native donated her Rigger s Kit to the Women s Memorial Collection and it is now part of the permanent exhibit Women Go to War World War II 1941 1945 Located in the Memorial s Exhibit Gallery this case is the first of three that focus on WWII and it tells the story of women joining the war effort through artifacts images uniforms and text The Rigger s Kit is among the artifacts in the Training section which includes indoctrination training specialized training for certain occupational fields and training to enhance military effectiveness This exhibit case also includes a section about the massive publicity campaigns and recruiting of women as well as another section on the traditional and non traditional roles of servicewomen Navy and Coast Guard Among Kits in Memorial Collection Three other WWII women veterans have donated kits to our collection Also trained at the NJ site was PR3 c Rachel Koslovsky Crystal who served in the WAVES from 1942 44 She gave up her 80 per week salary as a hat designer for a prestigious

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    in the heart of Central Africa came with malaria carrying mosquitoes and few options for protective clothing At that time Army women s uniform issue included skirts but no slacks or trousers The innovative solution was custom made thigh high boots dubbed Mosquito boots Fastened by garter belts Mosquito Boots were worn under the nurses skirts after sundown to protect their legs from mosquitoes Though she only spent nine months in the Belgian Congo Nelson held onto her custom made togs through her tour in the European Theater from April 1943 to Oct 1945 and beyond After more than three years of overseas service twice as long as her stateside service Nelson was discharged in Feb 1946 She returned to her home state of PA where she worked as a registered nurse Overseas with the Military World War II 1941 1945 Nelson donated her Mosquito Boots to the Women s Memorial Collection in 1997 and they are now part of the permanent exhibit Overseas with the Military World War II 1941 1945 Located in the Memorial s Exhibit Gallery this case is one of three that focus on World War II and it tells the story of women s overseas

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    nurses in Korea and photographs compiled by Fleming during her Army Nurse Corps service in World War II and the Korean War and typed report on nursing aspects in Korea by Fleming Gift of Frances Zane 1997 Return to top Jeanne Hamby Gang American Red Cross Dec 1941 Aug 1945 Army Special Services Korean War Jeanne Hamby Gang a Piedmont CA native wanted to join the Navy Women s Reserve WAVES during World War II but was told that she was too near sighted Instead she joined the American Red Cross but was considered too young for overseas assignment so she served as a recreational and social staff aide in Army and Navy hospitals in her home state When the Korean War broke out she volunteered for the Army Special Services and was sent to Germany for two years where her first assignment was at the 7th Army Headquarters Pyramid Service Club Gang then helped open the service club at Wharton Barracks in Heilbronn Collection includes Stuttgart Post News Jan 6 1951 Spotlight The Official Magazine of Eucom Special Activities July 4 1952 Spotlight The Official Magazine of Eucom Special Activities July 18 1952 copy interior of Variety Show Program Dec 28 1950 copy Korean Truce Is Negotiated Ashland Daily Tidings July 27 1953 and seven photographs including photograph of Army Special Services workers serving coffee to American GIs at the Pyramid Service Club on the Czech Border Gift of Jeanne Hamby Gang 1997 Return to top Catherine Owen Horne Women s Medical Specialist Corps Army Medical Specialist Corps Physical Therapist Aug 1948 Feb 1961 During the Korean War the Army Women s Medical Specialist Corps assigned most women physical therapists and dietitians stateside but small numbers received assignment to station hospitals in Europe and Japan In Dec 1950 the first brutal winter of the war in Korea the Army established a special cold injury center affiliated with Osaka Army Hospital in Japan and treated more than 4 000 soldiers The winter program resumed in 1951 Physical therapist Catherine Owen Horne of California treated frostbite cases and United Nations troops Horne remembered that she and other physical therapists treated as many as 225 patients a day Collection includes photographs of Catherine Owen Horne and other physical therapists and dietitians stationed in Japan small recruiting poster Careers That Count Women s Medical Specialist Corps United States Army 5 letters written by Catherine Owen Horne to her family while Horne was stationed in Japan in 1951 photocopy of General Orders No 14 Feb 14 1955 regarding Meritorious Unit Commendation for the 382nd General Hospital for support of combat and post war operations in Korea March 17 1951 July 27 1955 Roster of 382nd Hospital Personnel According to Home State 382nd General Hospital Osaka Japan newsletters Feb 1951 July 1951 unit book Ishi published by the military personnel of the US Army Hospital 8164 AU Army Unit Kyoto Japan 1952 and US Forces Far East and Japan Logistical Command shoulder patches Gift of

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    the US Coast Guard Women s Reserve SPARs was established in Nov 1942 Crowley transferred from the Navy as did most of the first SPARs She was in the first group of women to attend the US Coast Guard Academy in New London CT for training Crowley s first tour of duty was traveling to mid western colleges to recruit 200 enlisted WAVES who would be willing to leave the Navy for the SPARs She later served as the senior SPAR officer at the US Naval Training Station Bronx NY and then as senior SPAR officer and later executive officer of the US Coast Guard Training Station Palm Beach FL When Congress authorized naval reserve women WAVES Women Marines and SPARs to serve overseas in Hawaii and Alaska in Sept 1944 CDR Crowley became the first SPAR assigned to permanent duty at the US Coast Guard Headquarters 17th District Ketchikan AK Collection includes Teresa Crowley s World War II SPAR service uniform dog tags service medals photographs including SPARs training at Palm Beach FL and of SPAR Director CAPT Dorothy Stratton newspaper clipping of CAPT Dorothy Stratton s SPARs second anniversary greeting handbook General Training Course for SPARs book Three Years Behind the Mast The Story of the United States Coast Guard SPARS SPARs 50th Anniversary reunion booklet and memory book from the 1991 SPAR Recognition Day A Look Back The United States Coast Guard Women s Reserve Gift of Thomas Hogan 1996 Return to top Nona Hambright Vay US Navy Nurse Corps Jan 1941 Oct 1947 Nona Hambright Vay joined the Navy in Jan 1941 and was discharged as a lieutenant commander in Oct 1947 because she married She was first assigned to the US Naval Hospital in Philadelphia PA Vay s naval nursing career included duty at the US Naval hospitals in Key West FL Brooklyn NY and Mare Island CA at the US Naval Dispensary in Mechanicsburg PA and on board the hospital ship USS Bountiful in the South Pacific The USS Bountiful formerly the troop ship USS Henderson included one of the few blood banks on board a Navy ship and cared for casualties of the Marianas invasions Peleliu landing Philippines campaign Iwo Jima and Okinawa Collection includes a cruisebook for the USS Bountiful itinerary of the Bountiful from her commissioning March 23 1944 to war s end Aug 14 1945 newsletters from the Bountiful personal scrapbook with travel journal newsletters news clippings cards and other memorabilia organized by location and photographs including interior views of the USS Bountiful X ray wards pharmacy laboratory etc Navy nurses and crew of the Bountiful on board ship and off duty in the South Pacific Gift of Nona Hambright Vay 1999 Return to top Martha Wayman Neal Women s Army Auxiliary Corps WAAC Dec 1942 Sept 1943 Women s Army Corps WAC Sept 1943 Sept 1946 and Sept 1950 March 1952 Martha Wayman Neal enlisted in the Women s Army Auxiliary Corps WAAC on Dec 7 1942 and served

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    sort Criticized for excessive emphasis on clothing exaggerated physical attributes and empty headedness Barbie has nonetheless served as a leader in career paths for young women She has held at least 80 jobs since her debut in 1959 was the first woman astronaut in 1965 and ran for president in 2000 Navy Barbie Malvina McDowell Mounts Collection View larger image In 1989 Barbie joined the Army in 1990 the Air

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    own meager supply of food Mother Hyacinth de Jesus Judice before January 24 1887 Sisters of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Lacombe LA As Sister Saint Hyacinth Judice rang the call to prayer on the bell one day a squad of hostile Union soldiers confronted her They accused her of using the bell to warn Confederate troops of the Union presence in the area With her hands still on the

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