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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

Kathryn Wirkus with retirement gift, circa 2005

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Object ID: WV0403.6.048

Description: Colonel Patricia Quisenberry presents Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus with a present at Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. In the box are items from her twenty-seven years in the air force such as various squadron patches, service medals, and flag patches, including: the Fighting Fifth OTS patch; American flag patch; Panama flag patch; Columbian flag patch; Air Combat Command shield patch; Operation Desert Storm patch; two air force occupation badges; 2nd lieutenant rank; 1st lieutenant rank; captain rank; lieutenant colonel rank; Joint Service Commendation Medal and ribbon bar; Meritorious Service Medal and ribbon bar; Defense Meritorious Service Medal and ribbon bar; Global War on Terrorism Medal and ribbon bar; Air Force Commendation Medal and ribbon bar; Air Force Achievement Medal and Ribbon Bar; National Defense Service Medal and ribbon bar; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; and the Air Force Training Ribbon.

Collection: Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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