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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Viola Brown Sanders arrives at her retirement, 1966

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Object ID: WV0323.6.025

Description: Rear Admiral Daniel F. Smith Jr., Commandant of the Naval District of Washington, shakes hands with Viola Sanders upon her arrival at Navy Yard, Washington, D.C., on 31 August 1966 for her subsequent retirement ceremonies. To the right of Sanders stands Rita Lenihan, who replaced her as Director of Women in the Navy (Assistant Chief of Naval Personnel for Women), and several other high ranking naval officers. Both Sanders and Lenihan wear the white summer service dress uniform, officer's cap with white cover, and white gloves.

Collection: Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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