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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

MARIBETH SNYDER PETERS ORAL HISTORY

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BIOABSTRACT

Maribeth Snyder Peters (b. 1947) served in the Army Nurse Corps from 1968-1971. She was stationed at the 93rd Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, Vietnam.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

March 2012 oral history interview.


BIOGRAPHY

Maribeth Snyder Peters was born in 1947 in Troy, New York, where she was also raised. While in college, she signed up to enter the United States Army Nurse Corps upon graduating, and after completing her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1969, she entered the service.

Peters went to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas for basic training, and was then assigned to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville, North Carolina. She spent September of 1969 through January of 1970 at Fort Bragg, before getting orders to Vietnam. During that time, she also met and then married her husband.

In Vietnam, Peters was assigned to the 93rd Evacuation Hospital in Long Binh, and spent approximately fourteen months there. Upon returning to the United States, she was assigned to Fort Polk, and soon chose to have children and leave the service in 1971.


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Maribeth Snyder Peters with unnamed colleague
Item # WV0530.6.004
From the Maribeth Snyder Peters Oral History
Maribeth Snyder Peters leaning against car
Item # WV0530.6.003
From the Maribeth Snyder Peters Oral History
Maribeth Snyder Peters writing
Item # WV0530.6.005
From the Maribeth Snyder Peters Oral History
Oral history interview with Maribeth Snyder Peters, 2012
Item # wv0530.5.001
From the Maribeth Snyder Peters Oral History
Two unnamed individuals
Item # WV0530.6.001
From the Maribeth Snyder Peters Oral History
Landscape
Item # WV0530.6.002
From the Maribeth Snyder Peters Oral History