OH 1773

For the Women Veterans Oral History Project. U.S. Navy Avionics Technician, Persian Gulf War-era Veteran. Childhood in Arlington, Texas; effects of parents’ divorce; experience in drug rehab; reasons for joining the Navy; training in a job recently opened to women; experience in an all-female company at boot camp; life at duty station in San Diego, California; reaction of family to enlistment; experience as part of a detachment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation; thoughts on women in combat; thoughts on expanding role of women in the Navy in the early 1990s; first marriage to another seaman; attending Baylor University; [reaction of other students to veteran status; lack of support for women veterans at Baylor; shellback ceremony; advice for future generations of women in the military]; unreported sexual assault during “A” school (job training); advice to victims of military sexual trauma.

About this Oral History

Physical Description 73 pp. plus documents (3 pp.)
Terms of Use Open
Interviewer(s) Amy Hedrick
Date of Interview February 24, 2013

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