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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

ALICE PARK FAIRBROTHER PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Alice Park Fairbrother of Raleigh, North Carolina, served as a physical therapist in the United States Army from the summer of 1965 till 1968. She later worked as a teacher’s assistant.


BIOGRAPHY

Alice Park Fairbrother was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education as well as a state teacher’s licensure. Fairbrother graduated in 1965.

In the summer of 1965, Fairbrother joined the Army Medical Corps and attended the physical therapy program at Fort Sam Houston. The following summer she was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where she met her husband Woody. The Fairbrothers were transferred to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in June of 1967. There, Alice Fairbrother was honorably discharged from the armed services after three years.

After Woody Fairbrother returneded from service in Vietnam in 1969, they moved to Clemson, South Carolina, where he became the instructor of a ROTC program. In 1982, the Fairbrothers settled in Raleigh, where Alice began to volunteer in the local school system and eventually worked as a teacher’s assistant for eight years in the school system. Fairbrother later volunteered at the local hospital in her free time.


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Item
Alice Park Fairbrother assists amputee veteran, 1967
Item # WV0409.6.009
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother assisting an injured serviceman, 1967
Item # WV0409.6.010
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother assists an injured serviceman, 1967
Item # WV0409.6.013
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Portrait of Alice Park Fairbrother, 1966
Item # WV0409.6.001
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother in front of Base Officer's Quarters, circa 1966
Item # WV0409.6.002
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother in dress blues, circa 1966
Item # WV0409.6.003
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother in nurse uniform, circa 1966
Item # WV0409.6.004
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother in field, circa 1966
Item # WV0409.6.005
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother at graduation from PT school, 1966
Item # WV0409.6.006
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother receives plaque, 1966
Item # WV0409.6.007
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother receives rank pin, circa 1967
Item # WV0409.6.008
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Oral history interview with Alice Park Fairbrother, 2008
Item # WV0409.5.001
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother and Jean C. Ried study anatomy, 1965
Item # WV0409.6.011
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers
Alice Park Fairbrother using an electrical stimulator, 1965
Item # WV0409.6.012
From the Alice Park Fairbrother Papers