Women Veterans Interviews

Sheila Ryan Pogarian

Sheila Ryan Pogarian joined the Army National Guard as a way to help pay for college. After graduation from UMass-Amherst in 1984, she went on a... more >>


Beatrice Bennett Ricks

U.S. Air Force 1939–1945

Interview discussing Ms. Ricks' service as a nurse in the U.S. Air Force at various U.S. posts during World War II.... more >>


Mary Frances Roelke

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Interview discussing Ms. Roelke's service in the U.S. Navy during World War II, focusing on her role in public relations, radio operation and re... more >>


Helene Berens Ronchetti

Helene Berens and her twin sister, Anna, were born in southern Germany in 1934. Their mother died when they were 3 years old; their father went ... more >>


Dawn Ross

U.S. Navy 1981–1989

Dawn Ross was born in a family where military service was valued her father and brother both served long terms in the Navy. She joined the Nav... more >>


Virginia H. Scammon

U.S. Navy 1939–1945

Interview discussing Ms. Scammon's service training Navy pilots on the Link Flight Trainer at Pensacola, Fla., during World War II.... more >>


Sadie Stepner

Sadie Stepner was born in Boston in 1914; her father operated the stables in Franklin Park. She remembered James Michael Curley, as well as life... more >>


Catherine Symonds "Kit"

U.S. Navy 1944–1945

As a Yeoman in the U.S Navy during World War II, Kit Symonds performed clerical work in Key West, Fla., and Washington, D.C. She talks about her... more >>


Gayle Turner

U.S. Air Force 1974–2004

Gayle Turner joined the Air Force in 1974, at a time when women were being recruited for duties normally handled by men. She became a jet engine... more >>


Connie Nippert Walsh

U.S. Navy 1961–1975

Interview discussing Ms. Walsh's service as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Nurse Corps during the Vietnam War, focusing particularly on her experie... more >>


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