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This certificate was awarded to retired US Navy Seaman 1st Class Martin F. Cody for leading 12 step recovery programs at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Cody was born in 1931, and served two years in the military working in…

This crest was created in Ireland and given to Martin F. Cody by his brother. Cody served in the US Navy as a Seaman 1st Class, working in aviation supply.

This collection of four medals awarded to William Opferman includes a United Nations medal awarded for service in the Korean War from 1950-1951, a medal awarded for service in the Vietnam War issued by the Vietnamese government, a medal issued by the…

This Vietnam Service Medal Was awarded to Bill Opferman. Opferman, born on September 10, 1929, served in the military from 1948-1969.

This Korean War service medal was awarded to William Opferman in 1952. Opferman, born on September 10, 1929, served in the military from 1948-1969.

Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Here Rivkin talks about her experiences at…

Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

This cartoon drawn by Rivkin depicts a…

Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

This ink sketch by Rivkin depicts a…

Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Here Rivkin is depicted with one of the…

Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Rivkin drew this cartoon poking fun at the…

Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

This sketch drawn by Rivkin depicts a new…

Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Also an accomplished sketch artist, Rivkin…

Miriam Rivkin as a new Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India. This photo was taken by her father, J.L.…

This National Defense Medal with Bronze Battle Star was awarded to William Opferman during his service in Korea with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command. Opferman, born on September 10, 1929, served in the military from 1948-1969.

Three medals awarded to United States Army Criminal Investigation Command officer Bill Opferman during his military service between 1949 and 1967. From left to right: Bronze Star, Commendation Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Opferman was awarded these…

Roger Polhemus was born on November 14, 1926, and served in the United States Army for 20 years attaining the rank of Sergeant 1st Class. On October 5, 2014, at a Your DC Digital Museum event held at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington,…

A formal portrait of Catherine Deitch distributed by the U.S. Army.

Catherine Deitch was born on December 3, 1919. She served in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant Master.

The caption reads: "WACS work hard and have fun too. Pair of Central Pennsylvanians are: At left, First Sergt. Claire O. Sieber, Lewistown, taking phone calls for commanding officer at Victorville Aire Field, Calif., and, right, Sergt. Catherine B.…

This image was taken by a Calcutta photographer while Deitch was serving in India as part of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II. She purchased the photo from the photographer.

Catherine Deitch was born on December 3, 1919. She…

This photo depicts several different uniforms worn by the U.S. Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II.

This image depicts Staff Sgt. Master Catherine Deitch cutting an Easter cake during her service in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in 1945. The cake cutting took place in Calcutta, India.

Catherine Deitch was born on December 3, 1919. She served…

This page from Roger Polhemus' family scrapbook shows his family during his time in the U.S. Army. At the time the photos were taken, Polhemus was serving at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, VA, and he and his family lived in the adjacent George Washington…

This page from a family scrapbook shows photos of Roger Polhemus during his time in the Army during the Korean War. The page also features images of Polhemus' wife and children.

Roger Polhemus was born on November 14, 1926, and served in the…

These images from a family scrapbook depict Roger Polhemus at various stages of his youth and when he was married to his wife, Inez.

Roger Polhemus was born on November 14, 1926, and served in the United States Army for 20 years attaining the…

This page from Roger Polhemus' family scrapbook shows three generations of his ancestors. Polhemus' grandfather Tabor Chadwick Polhemus, pictured in the lower right corner, was a mounted orderly under General James B. Ricketts during the Civil War.…
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