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[Certificate of Retirement to Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Griggs]

Description: Certificate of retirement from the "Armed Forces of the United States of America" to Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Griggs. The certificate reads: "To All Who Shall See These Presents, Greeting: This Is To Certify That Lieutenant Colonel Charles R. Griggs...Was Retired From The United States Army." This certificate was signed by the Chief of Staff of the United States Army, Edward C. Meyer; there is a letter from W. T. Prescott accompanying the certificate with details of Griggs' status on the retired list.
Date: October 7, 1979
Creator: Meyer, Edward C.
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

[Clipping: Military feels WASPs' sting, gives in to benefit demands]

Description: Newspaper clipping titled "Military feels WASPs' sting, gives in to benefit demands," discussing the recent decision that Women Airforce Service Pilots will now be recognized as veterans and eligible for benefits. It includes a hand-written note at the top of the clipping that reads "This puzzled me, as I thought it had been over long ago."
Date: March 10, 1979
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Clipping: Victorian Outraged by AF Woman Pilot 'First']

Description: Newspaper clipping of a letter to the editor by Eleanor "Mickey" McLernon Brown, expressing outrage over the Air Force's announcement of the training completion of their "first" woman pilot. Mrs. Brown details how the members of WASP flew during WWII, were largely ignored by historical accounts of the U.S. Air Force, and were denied Veteran status. On the back of the clipping is an advertisement for a television.
Date: August 14, 1977
Creator: Brown, Eleanor McLernon
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Clipping: WASP reunion at Avenger Field... A Flyby of Memories]

Description: Newspaper clippings of an article about WASP members reuniting at Avenger Field, in Sweetwater, Texas, for a special parade. The clippings include a large photograph of WASP members sitting in uniform on the front of a parade float, and smaller photographs of the members at the reunion. The clippings also include large advertisements for anti-aging cream, vacation homes, Leo's Quality Foods, Inc., and Titche's shoe store.
Date: September 10, 1972
Creator: Lynch, Dudley
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Clipping: WASPS Reunion Includes More Than Tea And Old Times]

Description: Newspaper clippings pasted to a flat card, and laminated. The clippings correspond to an article about Mrs. Eleanor "Mickey" Brown, a Stillwater, Oklahoma resident who participated in WWII in WASP. The article includes a brief history of WASP and the personal experiences of former WASP members. Handwritten text on the card expresses fascination, by an unknown author, at Mrs. Brown's experience. The card itself has a text graphic, partially covered up by the clippings, reading "YOU made the NEWS!"
Date: July 2, 1972
Creator: Van Deventer, Micki
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Clipping: Winged Woman of Forgotten Past]

Description: Newspaper clippings of an article about Eleanor "Mickey" McLernon Brown, WASP. Includes two photographs of Mrs. Brown in her uniform and current photo.. On the back of the clipping are wedding and engagement announcements, as well as advertisements for catering companies.
Date: October 31, 1976
Creator: Broughton, Jamie
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Clipping: Women Pilots Acknowledged]

Description: Newspaper clipping of an article about the U.S. Department of Defense awarding members of WASP who served during WWII with full veteran status. The article includes quotes from and a photograph of WASP Eleanor "Mickey" McLernon Brown. On the back of the clipping is a brief article about the local Bronte club, and an advertisement for Montag's Supermarket.
Date: May 28, 1979
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Congressional Record - Senate - January 14, 1977]

Description: Photocopied text of an excerpt from the Congressional Record containing Senator Barry Goldwater's introduction of bill S. 247 to provide veterans' benefits to the WASPs. Goldwater's remarks are followed by five articles on the WASPs, their service during WWII, and their efforts to obtain veterans' status.
Date: January 14, 1977
Creator: United States. Congress. Senate
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[Correspondence between Herman E. Talmadge and Eleanor Brown]

Description: Letter from Senator Talmadge to Eleanor Brown acknowledging receipt of her letter. He mentions that he has forwarded her letter to one of her Congressional representatives. A typewritten response from Brown at the bottom of the letter requests that her letter be given to Talmadge since he serves on the Senate's Veterans' Affairs Committee.
Date: November 23, 1976
Creator: Talmadge, Herman E. & Brown, Eleanor McLernon
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[DD Form 214 for Eleanor Brown]

Description: Completed DD Form 214, Report of Separation from Active Duty, for Eleanor Brown. The form shows that Brown received an honorable discharge for her service with the WASP. At the top of the page, a handwritten note in red ink states, "Reissued in correct name."
Date: 1979-06~
Creator: United States. Air Force
Partner: National WASP WWII Museum

[German School House]

Description: Photograph of a school house in Wasseralfingen, Germany, which served as the command post for the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion in 1945.
Date: September 6, 1977
Creator: Fisher, Earl
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum