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This interview with Nicole Bernice Tyndale Thomas was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Thomas joined the United States Air Force in February of 1977 with hopes of becoming a flight nurse aboard a hospital…

This interview with James Morris was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Morris, a veteran of the United States Air Force, was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War. During his time there, four U.S.…

This interview with Regina Paige Prince was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Prince enlisted in the United States Army on 30 September 1985, joining B Company Bravo 62, also known as Brick City. Born and…

This interview with Johnnie Paul Jones was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Jones entered the United States Army just as the War in Vietnam was coming to a close. He served in Korea and Germany, before he was…

This interview with Robert Martell Hill was recorded at the Southeast Veterans' Services Center in Washington, DC.

Hill entered the Navy on December 4, 1995 in Great Lakes, Illinois. He completed his boot camp that winter in -72 degree…

This horseshoe was awarded to Staff Sergeant Shejal Pulivarti from her command team within the United States Army 1st Cavalry Division.

The horseshoe is accompanied by a brief description of the award and the 1st Cavalry Division.

Staff Sergeant Shejal Pulivarti earned these gold spurs in 2008 while serving with the United States Army 1st Cavalry Division. SSG Pulivarti served in both Fort Hood, Texas and Sadr City, Iraq.

US Army Stetson worn by Staff Sergeant Shejal Pulivarti during her years of service. The culture of the United States Army is based on a mounted tradition, and as such cavalry soldiers can earn the right to wear a stetson as part of their uniform.…

This helicopter flight helmet was part of the personal flight equipment of Commander Jeffrey B. Barta while he served with the HSL-51 Warlords in Atsugi, Japan. The item is an example of early 2000's vintage flight gear, and demonstrates the cultural…

This hiking stick was purchased by Commander Jeffrey B. Barta during his time in the United States Navy when he climbed Mt. Fuji in August 2001. The flags and brands were added at various stations during the climb. The attached medal appears to have…

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 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.

Bill Opferman served in the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command from 1949-1967. He was awarded this Occupation of Japan Medal during his participation in that post-World War II military action between 1949 and 1950. Opferman was born on…

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,…
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