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Evelyn Ramirez enlisted in the WAVE: Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (U.S. Navy) in March 1944 and served until September 1945. She was stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Base and then the Fleet Hometown News Center in downtown Chicago. She was born January 1, 1923, in St. John, North Dakota. She is a Turtle Mountain Chippewa. She completed the two year commercial course at Haskell University, Lawrence, Kansas. Before and after the war, she worked for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Horton, Kansas. Her husband Greg Ramirez was also interviewed as part of this project (Kansas Memory item 218612). She was interviewed by Debra Dee White Eyes on Feb 8, 2007. The 2005 Kansas Legislature passed a bill funding the WWII Veterans Oral History grant program. This transcript is from one of the community institutions receiving grants. The transcript of the interview is presented here; the original video copy of the interview is available through the Doniphan County Historical Society (Troy) and through the Kansas State Historical Society.

Creator: Ramirez, Evelyn
Date: February 8, 2007

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Item Number: 218611
Call Number: World War II Oral Histories Project
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 218611

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