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Object ID: WV0323.6.022
Description: Five former Women in the Navy Directors (Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women) pose together at the retirement party for Viola Brown Sanders (center, the 6th director) held at an officer's club in Bethesda, Maryland, in August of 1966. The party was also to welcome Rita Lenihan (right), Sanders' successor and the 7th director of Women in the Navy. Both Sanders and Lenihan wear the WAVES white evening dress uniform with pink leis. Former directors in civilian clothing include (left to right): Joy Bright Hancock, 3rd director; Louise K. (Billy) Wilde, 4th director; and Winifred Quick Collins, 5th director.
Collection: Viola Brown Sanders Papers
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