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WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND REUNION 7 Oct 2016
WOMEN'S ARMYCORPS BAND CONCERT REUNION 25 Oct 2014
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WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS BAND: Meet the 14th WAC band (Dixieland Jamboree)
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                                                 Dixieland Jamboree
                                                      Arranged by
                                                   John Warrington
                                                     Performed by
                                          14th Women's Army Corp Band
                                                    Conducted by
                                              MSG Bernice Goldstein
                           Recording Courtesy of Dyamix Productions, Inc
                                               www.wacband.com
 
 

One of the most popular pieces of music the WAC band played was a compilation of songs, Starting with Copenhagen, Basin street blues and finishing with, When the saints go marching in. John Warrangton arranged all three songs together for the Wac band.
 
The dixieland group for the 2004 reunion concert are - Barbara Graham Anderson on Trumpet- Jeanne Pace on Clarinet- Karen Brooks on Tenor Sax- Ann Fox on the drums- Hellen Gillespie on Tuba and Dixie Jensen on Trombone.

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Sue Preston  Adrelevick- Jeanne Anderson- SFC  Barbara Graham Anderson- SFC -  Gennie B Grover Arledge-WOJG Katherine Allen- Virginia Allen -Lenore Blanton Anderson-  Ruth Anderson- Darlene Anderson-  LTC Frances Austad- Hudson-Laura Armel- Nancy Mustard Actelli-Kay BakerChristine BambergerEvelyn Beauchamp- Beverly BoyleQuinette Brown- Clara Bunn- Gail Belmont- CPT Joy Boyd  Boyd Bodner- MSG Jay Beard- Marye Campbell Boggs- LTC Linda Crain Buckner- Karen Brooks- SP4- Kathy McAllister Blount- 2010- SFC Wanda Blair 1986 - Mary Barlow-  Sandy Barringer- Andrea Berger- Wander Beger-  Joy Berkley- Mary Black- Kathy Blair- Doris Boardman-  Blanche Bounds- Thelma Bryant- Janis Buis- Connie Byer-   SSG Judith Toth Bingham- SGM Patricia Browning 1994- Paula Copestick- Ann Logan Crossland- Rosie Capalunden- Kathy Camps- SP4 Cindy Clark 2011- Luthella Clinton- SFC Rosell Collins 2003SFC Velma Calcio 1992-  Louise Campbell- Judy Canon- Shirley Capaulgan-  Lois Abrell- Nova Chiles-  Shirley Coats- Della Coats-  Lucile Clemons-Jeanne Cole- Diane Coleman- Sylvia Compton- Laura Conant- Sandra Corenflos- Pat Cox-  Sheila Cooney- Sara Conklin-  Bessie Dailey- Rose Davis- Sue Dawson- SP4  Teri Dinwiddle-  Carla Dunn  Florence Deltfo -Karen Ekbert- BG Carol Wolfe Eggert- LTC Joyce Eslick 2010- Laurel Eastman- June Enix- Pat Epp- Judy Fauver- Kay Feazel- Carol Fisher- Mary Farmsted- Beverly Falck- Ann Fox- SP3 Marilyn Ferreris- Sue Frasier- Peggy Foster- SFC  Helen Gillespie- MSG Bernice R. Goldstein- Sylvia Price Greenstein- LTC Ruth Glaspey- SSG Ardyce Gregor 2011- Carol Gessner- Maude Goin- Mary Goty- Donnie Gary- Noella Gendren- Carol Gessner- Mary Goulet- Shirley Griffith- Marion Griffith- Gladys Graham- Patricia Gunn- Kristy Guthridge-  MAJ Kathy Hanson- - Gly Williams Holland-  SFC Sue Horne 2012- SFC Maureen Hayes- MG Patricia Hickerson- SGM  Beth Hammer - Sharon Harrison- Donna Harrington- Dixie Harrison- Mary Lou Harrison- Maxine Hicks- Sue Helser- Sandra Hill- Rita Hobson- Carla Hill- Esther Hittle- SFC Marjorie Kimmel 2003- Susie Hom Scar- Sheila Hutek- Mary Hull- Ruth Hunt-  1SG Jan Helker- SGT Debra Karns 2004-  Cadice Jones Guy-  Suzane Izzo- Janice Jackson- Helen Jens- Gayle Shelton Jewel-  Alice Johnson- Charlene Johnson- Barbara Johnston- Lena Joiner-1SG Dixie Jensen- SFC Carol Jensen- 1SG- Jane Kilgore- 1SG Therse Kirby-1SG Helen Kolp- Ida Knight-  1SG Pauline Keehn-  Carol Keim- Patricia Kincaid- Ruth Klein- Joyce Knight- Sharon Kurle-SSG Barbara Lush- Pat Langton- Lori Lawrence- PVT Jan Richards Larson-  Carol Lancaster- Maria Laxo- Virginia Lee- Mary Leon- Elise Levesque- Patty Leonard- Adeline Lewis- Margaret Long- Lesile Locke- Betty Loney- Charloltte Lowman- Mary Lucach- Doris Lynch - Jayne Lyon- Mamie Newell- SFC Sid Maurer 2014- SFC Jo Meyers- NancyEllen Morris- Linda Shelton McGauhey- Christine Marcelle- Katherine McAllister Mosey- MSG Sandra McPhate 2002-  Debra McKoon- Jennie Beth Murdock- Joan Macdonald- Sheila Maddox- Betty Marra-   MSG  Delores Mattox  2007-  Darla Maulsby-  CPT Patricia McCord- Carol McCord- Matgaret McDonald- Madonna McElmer- Maria McGuigan-  Deborah McKoon- Sheila McRoberts- Donna Mellott- Martha Mellott- Honora Miller- MSG Romona Meltz-Sandra Mickens- Paula Mitchell- Barbara Mullins- Lilian Musser- - Actelli -WO MaryBell Nissly-TECH SGT Kathryn Nelson- Connie Nelson- Karen Nichols-  Janelia Noller- Karen Nutter- SGT Juila Harris Oliver- 1SG Margaret Clemenson Overstreet 2003- Carol Ogg- Judy Owens-  Julie Plummer- CW5 Jeane Pace- Janice Krauge Pledger- LTC Alice Peters- Nancy Palmers- Marsha Parker- SGT  Dorma Parker- Galeigh Parkin- Gale Pence- Katherine Phillips- MAJ Joyce Pennington- Katherine Phillips- Margie Peart- Joyce Pietribias- Nancy Paulson-  Sue Pratt- Leigh Plumbley- Laura Parker-Kathryn Potts-Laura Powel-  Janet Rahko- Connie Rhonda- Elizabeth Rice- Rosemary Rice-  Bonita Ricker- Rosalind Roberts- Freda Rose- Joyce Rupert-MSG Christine Scharrink- Ann Steinkelner- Carol Bazan Spencer- Debra Scharf- SFC Karen Syverson- SFC Lisa Werner Stearns- Noella Saldana- Gretchen Schladger- SFC Dora Schondel 1984- SGT Mary Alice Silvis 2000- Selma Sabell- Lois Sackett- Sandra Sagun- Jackie Sanders-  Terri Scarnecchia- Mavis Schmidt- Roberta Schmidt- Mary Schnarr- Diana Schnormier- Adine Schuelke- Ruth Schwitzer- Betty Scott- Laurie Searle- Eva Sever- Laurie Searle- Paula Seymore- Beatrice Sharp- Pamela Shore- Kathy Sider- Sheila Slayton- Lois Sneva- Sandy Sollecito- Sandy Stifle- Arlene Stratton- Shirley Szabo-   Kathy Tapp 2010-  Donna Tanner- Sharon Tate- Elizabeth Taylor- Jean Thompson- Gladys Thompson- Violet Treakle-  1SG Cheryl Wason- Kay Whithers 2009- SSG Starran Wise -MSG Melinda Whitman- Pat Wadlington - Joanne Wait- Geri Walker- Jane Wheeler- Jan Wilbur- Ella Williams- Ivy Williams- Sally Woest- Marjorie Wright-Lynn Valero- Sandy VanDalwyck- Lynn VanDalwyck- Irene Vollmert- Pat Zuelke--Gladys Yeager- Julie Zurn- SSG Audrey Zenor 1977-

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                                                 CPT  Alice Peters
                                WAC band company commander/conductor
                                                   US Army Ret
                                                        LTC

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CPT LINDA CRAIN (LTC ret) WAC Band Company Commander

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                                          LTC Linda Crain Buckner
                                                 US Army Ret
                                     Wac Band Commany Commander
                                                      1976

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CPT RUTH GLASPEY

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                                                 LTC  RUTH GLASPEY
                                                       US Army Ret
                                          Wac Band Company Commander
                                                   Jan 1968- Dec 1969

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CPT Patricia Hickerson

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                                                 MG Patricia Hickerson
                                                      US Army Ret               
                                                       1970-1972                          
                                       Wac Band Company Commander
                                                                             

As Army Strategic Account Manager for CH2M HILL, a global leader in full-service engineering, construction, and operations, Patricia P. (Pat) Hickerson has since June 2004 served as the CH2M HILL primary point of contact with the United States Army. She joined the firm as Vice President for Human Development and Communications in May 2001 after nearly 33 years of service with the Army, from which she retired as a Major General. Ms. Hickerson earned bachelor’s and master’s of music degrees in flute performance from Converse College in South Carolina, and in 1989 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Public Affairs by that institution. Her military education includes the Women's Army Corps Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. Other professional training includes Leadership for Executives, Center for Creative Leadership and the Program for Senior Executives, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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                                                LTC Joyce E. Eslick
                                           31 Aug  1929- 31 Dec 2010
                                      Company Commander Wac Band
                                                  FT McClellan AL
                                                       1964-1966 

Among her many accomplishments, Lt. Col. Eslick was the company commander of the 14th Women's Army Corps Band and the first female liaison officer to the S. Vietnam Women's Army. She served her country in both the Far East and in Europe during war and peace. she received the Bronze Star medal in 1972 and the Joint Services Commendation medal for achievement.

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                                                        Francis  Austad
                                                          US Army Ret
                                            Wac Band Company Commander
                                                           1966-1968

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                                                       CPT Patricia McCord
                                                           US Army Ret 1979
                                                                    LTC
                                               Wac Band Company Commander

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wac band reunion 2004 1sg Helen Kolp

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                                                 1SG Helen Kolp
                                                US Army Ret 1964
                                         Wac Band company First Sgt
                                                    1954-1962

1SG Helen Kolp was assigned as the 1sg Wac Band Company Ft McClellan AL from 1954-1962.  She later became the 1SG of CO B wac basic tng company from 1963-1964. She reired in 1964 after 21 years of service. From 1964-1985 she retired form the North Canton Police dept, as Chief Seni0r dispatcher. She enjoys fishing.

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1SG Jane Kilgore 2010

                                              1SG  Jane Kilgore
                                                   US Army Ret
                                                   Percussion
                                                    1952-1965

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                                           SGM  Patiricia Browning
                                           Percussion / company 1SG
                                                      1953-1974
                                                   US Army Ret 1976
                                   SGM  Browning passed away 7 Jun 1994

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She was assigned to the 14th Army Wac band from 1954 to Apr 1974, where she was a First Sgt with the band from 1966 to 1974. She was assigned to the 214 Army Band forces command from Apr 1974- to Sept 1976 at Ft McPherson GA and retired from the army in 1976 as a Sergeant Major enlisted band leader of the 214 Army band forces command, now known as the Army ground Forces band.

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                                                       1SG Dixie Jensen
                                                          US Army Ret 
                                                            Trombone
                                                            1960-1976

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MSG BERNICE GOLDSTEIN

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                                                    MSG  Bernice R. Goldstein
                                                             US Army Ret
                                              French Horn/Percussion/Conductor
                                                             1952-1975

                                                  
MSG Goldstein always wanted to be in a band, but could not get into one because it was all male. One day she was reading a brochure that had the Women's army corp in it. She was up all night and could not sleep. The next morning she went down to the recruiter station and said she wants to join the band.
 
She auditioned for the band when she was in basic training at Ft Lee VA. The happiest day of her life was being assigned to the WAC band. She had heard them play in basic and thought she'd never get into that band, they were too good, always fantastic.

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Chief Warrant Officer 5

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                                                      CW5 JEANNE PACE
                                                       "PACE THE MACE"
                                                      Clarinet/ Conductor
                                                            1972-1977
                                                     Active Duty as of 2012

                                               
Jeanne began her career in the army, Womens army corps band  1972-1977 as a clarinet and Saxophone  player, Admin tech and training NCO, instrument repair tech and Drum major.
 
Jeanne graduated from warrant officer  entry course as a distinguished military graduate. She commanded army bands at Ft Hood Tx, Ft Clayton panama, Ft Leonard wood MO, and finishing her command time of 8 years as commander of the old guards fife and drum corps Ft Meyer VA.
 
She is  currently assigned to the adjutant general school, soldier support institute Ft Jackson SC, as the proponency officer. She is the last WAC  band member still serving on active duty and is the  most senior warrant officer band master in the US.

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Melinda Whitman 1970's tour

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MSG MELINDA WHITMAN

                                                   MSG   Melinda Whitman
                                                          US Army Ret
                                                           Trumpet
                                                          1970-1976     

                                                                                         
 
Born 7 Aug 1949 in Jersey Shore PA, to Hiran and Mary Whitman. She is the sister of James Whitamn and Kathleen Wood Whitman. Melinda  lived in Portsmouth and Chesapeake, VA.  She started playing cornet in 6th grade, and played in band all through school. She  graduated from Deep Creek High School, Chesapeake, VA in June 1967.
 
Melinda  attended Longwood College, Farmville, VA from September 1967 to June 1969 (no degree)  She worked briefly at the Naval Supply Center, Norfolk Naval Base, Norfolk, VA.  And worked briefly for National Linen Uniform Service in Portsmouth, VA.
 
Melinda enlisted in the US Army on 2 January 1970, rank PVT E-1 and took her basic training at Company E, 1ST  WAC Training Battalion, Women's Army Corps Center, Fort McClellan, AL.  She auditioned and was accepted for assignment to the 14th  WAC Band.  Upon her  graduation , she  was assigned directly to the Women's Army Corps Band.  Rank PVT E-2, MOS 02B10  Trumpet player. She performed in concert and marching band, and as bugler for Retreat ceremonies on the parade field, and military funerals. She had additional duty as Company Clerk.
 
When the band had a shortage of drummers, she volunteered to be cross-trained.  Band members Judy Toth Bigham and Ann Fox provided training on snare drum and other percussion instruments.  She performed as a drummer in concert, marching and ceremonial band.
 
Upon her  promotion to SSG/E6, and when band member Ivy Williams left the Army, She became Administrative NCO for the band, and trained band member Jeanne Pace as company clerk. Jeanne took over the Admin NCO duties when she received her orders  to Korea.
 
When the directive from Headquarters, Department of the Army announced that the WAC Band would be inactivated, and males and females would be integrated into regular Army bands, She volunteered for assignment to Korea.
 
She  reported to Korea the 1st week of September 1976 and was assigned to the 2nd Infantry Division Band at Camp Casey, Korea under bandmaster CW4 Jerry Cottingham.   She served as Trumpet player (MOS 02B) and Percussionist (MOS 02M). When the band had a shortage of French Horn players (MOS 02D), but had enough Trumpet players, She volunteered to be cross-trained as a French Horn player under SSG Jerry Moyer (PMOS 02D30).  
 
As a Staff Sergeant (E6), She was a section leader and squad leader, and was the ranking female in the band.  She held additional duties during her tour as Administrative NCO and also as Operations NCO for the band. She voluntarily extended her  Korea tour for 2 months, (served 14 months) and PCS'd in November 1977.
 
After 1 month leave, during which time she visited her  family, and made a stop in Anniston, Alabama, She  reported to her next duty station at Fort Hood, Texas, and was assigned to the 2nd Armored Division Band in December 1977.
 
She served as Trumpet player, French Horn player and percussionist, and was promoted to SFC (E7). During this 7 year assignment she also served as Administrative NCO, Operations NCO, Librarian, Supply Sergeant, Drum Major, Group Leader and Platoon Sergeant for the band, and as Equal Opportunity NCO for 502nd AG Company. she was the ranking female in the band.
 
During her Fort Hood assignment she took college courses from Central Texas College in Killeen, TX but did not get a degree. In addition, she participated in numerous 5 and 10 kilometer races in central Texas, and completed the Killeen/Fort Hood Marathon in 1982.
 
She applied for, and was selected for assignment to Headquarters, Department of the Army as Enlisted Personnel Manager for US Army Bands, Career Management Field 97, at the Military Personnel Center, Hoffman One in Alexandria, VA, and was assigned in April 1984  as Enlisted Personnel Manager, She was responsibile for all enlisted band member assignments to Army bands world wide, coordination of their AIT and Professional Development schooling, and coordinating with recruiters on accessions and assignments of new Army band members into the Army, including the Special Bands.  
 
She also gave briefings to HQ DA agencies on the Army Band Field and gave a yearly briefing on the health of the band field at the annual School of Music conference at the Norfolk Naval Base in Little Creek. VA .During this assignment she was promoted to MSG (E8).  
 
On her own time she performed on French Horn in a local civilian woodwind quintet called Halcyon Winds, and performed on trumpet and French Horn in a local civilian brass quintet called The Pandamonium Brass, and also in a swing band for awhile.  
 
Melinda  applied for retirement in 1990, but was held on active duty under "Stop Loss" due to the Persian Gulf War.  Her Army band replacement had arrived so she assisted on the task force which filled units deploying to Operation Desert Storm.
 
She  retired honorably, on 1 August 1991 with 21 years, 7 months of continuous active duty service.  Her  awards include:  the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal - 7th award, the Overseas Medal, the Army Commendation Medal - 2nd award and the Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf (2nd award).
 
After retiring from the Army, she was hired in August 1991 as a veterinary assistant at Fort Hunt Animal Hospital in Alexandria, VA and was trained "on the job".  She worked as a veterinary assistant for 17 and one half years, in 4 animal hospitals.  Her last veterinary assistant job was with Dale City Animal Hospital in Woodbridge, VA, where she worked for 8 years.
 
From 1998 to 2001 She also worked for Safeway as a grocery store cashier. In March 2009 through May 2009 she attended Commercial Driving School in Thornburg, VA.  she graduated and earned a commercial license to drive tractor trailers and buses. She  was hired by Werner Trucking as a driver trainee, and drove a tractor trailer throughout the eastern half of the United States.  After 3 weeks on this job, she realized this was not the job for her  or the life that she wanted to live, so she resigned and returned back to Alexandria.
 
Melinda was hired in August 2009 by the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) as a custodial worker at the Home and Garden Center on Fort Belvoir, VA,  and is her current job .
 
Melinda is a member of the  Mount Vernon Community Band in Alexandria, VA, and plays trumpet in the concert band, swing band, German band and brass ensemble. She also belong to St Luke's Episcopal Church, Wellington, Alexandria, VA and sings alto in the parish choir.
 
Since her heart attack on 22 August 2001, in which God got her attention, she  has heeded His call.  and repented of her sins and have been on a spiritual journey back to Him ever since.  she humbly proclaims to be a student of God's Word - the Holy Bible, a child of the living, Almighty God The Father, and a soldier for my Lord and Savior, The Annointed One, Jesus Christ.

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PFC BETH HAMMER

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                                                 SGM  Beth Hammer

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SPEC-4 ANN LOGAN CROSSLAND

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Ann Logan Crossland 2010

                                                   Ann Logan Crossland
                                                          US Army Ret
                                                           French Horn
                                                            1970-1973

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NancyEllen Morris

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                                               Nancy Ellen  Morris
                                                  US Army ret
                                                    Clarinet
 

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LINDA SHELTON MCGAUHEY

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                                             Linda Shelton McGauhey
                                                      US Army Ret
                                                       Percussion

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Photo Wac is a soldier too

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                                             Jennie Beth  Murdock
                                                   US Army Ret
                                                    Saxophone
                                                      1952-1955

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                                                       Susie Hom Scar
                                                          US Army Ret     
                                                          Trombone
                                                          1966-1972

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photo courtesy of CW4 Vic Owen KAREN SYVERSON ( 1970's)

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Karen Syverson 2010

                                                       SFC Karen Syverson
                                                            US Army Ret
                                                        Percussion/ Guitar
                                                             1973-1980

                                       
From 1980-1985 She left the WAC band for Recuriting  duty in Chicargo ILL. 1985- 1990, Personel active duty with the 121st ARCOM reserve unit in Birmingham AL. from 1990 to 1993, she was a personel Sgt with the 95th INF DIV (Tng) in OK and in 1993 she retired form the army.
 
In 1997 she graduated from truck driving school, The Dissel Driving Institute in Madison WI and from 1997 to 2000, she was a long haul  semi truck driver for Fleetwood trucking and C&W Logistical.

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                                                     SP5  Robert Delano
                                                          US Army Ret
                                                           Saxophone
                                                               1976

Robert Delano joined the WAC band when it was still designated the 14th Women's Army Corps Band in 1976 at Ft McClellan Al. He is a legitimate WAC BAND MEMBER.

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                                                          Debra Scharf
                                                           US Army Ret
                                                           French Horn
                                                             1976-1978

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Sylvia Greenstein

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                                                 Slyvia  Price Greenstein
                                                       US Army Ret
                                                    401st WWII Band
                                                      Baritone Horn
                                                         1943-1945

 
Sylvia Greenstein of Hackekensack NJ  served in the Wac band from 28 Sept  1943 to 6 Feb 1946.  She was among those performing at New York ports when soldiers departed and returned and she was there to welcome home the soldiers, who were prisoner's in German  POW camps. She says she had fun in the band. Not all of it was a hardship, but alot of it was.
 
Sylvia  was born in Bayonne, NJ and brought up in a small town of NJ -- Carteret.  Carteret was a small industrial town between Perth Amboy and Rahway located in the center of the state of NJ.  and that is where she  attended school.Sylvia  graduated from Carteret High School where she was a member of the high school band.  
 
Sylvia said being  in the Army during WW2 was awesome.  she was extremely proud to walk down the street in the uniform of the US Army. And,  being a veteran of WW2 is awesome, too..  Sylvia's   license plate on her car is WW2 WAC... She says she is just Just flaunting her pride
 

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                                                      PVT Jan Richards Larson
                                                                 US Army Ret
                                                               Flute/ Keyboard 
                                                                   1954-1955

                                                  
Jan remember's when she left for the army, her parents were outside the train station. She was the last one to go. Her mother was tickled to death, waving goodbye and her father was crying. Jan wanted to get out of the small town she grew up in. She wanted to see some of the world and find out a few things
 
She says in 1954, what does a female flutist do for the rest of her life. She'll have to really be good to get a job playing flute or she is going to teach school. Six months in the WAC band, you felt like a professional musician and it was a professional thing she was doing.

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                                               Candice Jones Guy
                                                    Percussion
                                                      1971-1977

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                                                     Ann  Fox
                                                    Percussion
                                                     1970-1974

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                                                     Karen  Ekbert
                                                      Saxophone
                                                        1962-1965

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                                           Lenore Anderson Blanton
                                                        Trumpet

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                                      Brig Gen  Carol Wolfe Eggert
                                                  French Horn
                                                    1972-1975
                                           Active Duty as of 2012

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                                              Janice Krauge Pleadger
                                                     US Army Ret
                                                        Trumpet

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                                               Rosie Capaulunden
                                                    US Army Ret
                                                       1961-1971

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                                                    Mamie  Newell

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                                                      SFC  Helen Gillespie
                                                             Tuba
                                                          1971-1974
                                                     Active Duty as of 2012

Helen  said she stayed on the city bus one morning, instead getting off going to High School. She went to the Navy recruiter station and was going to join the Navy band. They told her the only band she could play in was the WAC Band back in 1971.

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                                                 SSG  Starrann Wise
                                                          Trumpet
                                                  Active Duty as of 2012
                                           313th Army National Guard Band
                                                      Ft McClellan AL
                                                                                                      

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                                                    SFC Maureen  Hayes
                                                              Trumpet

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                                                    Debra Kiewra  Davis
                                                           Trumpet

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                                                         SFC Sid Maurer
                                                            US Army Ret
                                                           French Horn
                                                            1952-1955

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                                                  SFC  Jo Meyers
                                                      Trombone
                                                      1950-1956

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                                                 1SG Therse Kirbey
                                                           Picolo
                                                   Active Duty as of 2012

1SG of the Arizona Army National Guard band. Her career has been highighted by backing legends Arthea  Franklin and Lou Rowls. She is currently working on her docterine in music and dissertation of the 14th WAC Band. 1SG Kirbey also teaches middle school band, and runs  marathons

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                                       SFC  Barbara Graham Anderson
                                                US Army Ret 
                                                    Trumpet
                                                   1959-1976

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                                                        SFC  Carol Jensen
                                                             French Horn
                                                             1963-1999
 
The Band unit has higher standards, because your are more visable. The band people are going to look good in their class A uniforms because of those standards.
 
She remembers playing a tour with the band in Kentucky, during the time the race riots were going on. As the band marched down the street, they were told that parade goers were throwing things at the parade people.
 
The drum major puts both hands up in the air, while holding the baton in one hand and holding up two fingers on the other hand. To the band this meant it  was march #2, to the people watching, it meant the PEACE SYMBOL the band passed by without getting anything thrown at them and the people cheered.

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                                                       Pat Wadlington
                                                         Flute/Picolo
                                                          1975-1980

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                                               SFC Gennie B. Grover Arledge
                                                             Basson

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                                                SP3  Marilyn Harris  Ferraris
                                                         US Army Ret
                                                      Flute/ French horn
                                                           1954-1956

                                              
Her father didn't like the idea too well about joining the army. Her mother was neutral about it, but was excited for her because she going to fly in a airpalne.

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                                              Gly  Williams  Holland
                                                        US Army Ret
                                                         Saxophone
                                                          1964-1965

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                                                   Lynn  Valerio
                                                      1970-1972

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                                              Marye Campbell Boggs
                                                      Flute/Picolo
 

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                                              MSG  Christine  Scharrink
                                               US Army National Guard Ret
                                                          1969-1974

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                                                Connie  Nelson
                                                   Trombone

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                                                    Teri  Dinwiddle
                                                        1975-1976

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                                                  Ida  Knight

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                                                 Paula  Copestick
                                                      Trombone
                                                      1959- 1962

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                                                   Pat  Langton
                                                    US Army Ret
                                                     Trombone
                                                     1970-1974

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                                                  Ann  Steinkelner
                                                      Percussion

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                                               Carol Bazan Spencer
                                                     US Army Ret
                                                        Clarinet

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                                                 Christine  Marcelle
                                                     French Horn
                                                      1962-1964

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                                                     MSG Jay  Beard
                                                        US Army ret
                                                       Flutes/Picolo
                                                         1961-1974

Jay was assigned to the 214th  CONARC  later designated FORSCOM at Ft McPherson GA

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                                                       Kathryn  Nelson
                                                         US Army Ret
                                                            Clarinet
                                                          1967-1973
                                               Active duty  Washington State
                                                  National Guard as of 2012

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                                                      Lori  Lawrence
                                                         1967-1971
                                                  Euphonium/ Trombone
                                              US Army Ret Army Reserve
                                                 89th Div band Kansas
 
 
 
 

Served with the Wac band from Dec 1967- Dec 1971 as a Euphonium player and for the last two years, played the Trombone. She left the army and later returned to serve 4 years in the Army Reserve, assigned to the 89th Division Band in Lawrence Kansas.
 
She attended various schools, Nusing school earned a  BSN degree, She earned a MA in Counseling and Human Development and worked in Psych and Addiction for the next 10 years before going back to school again,   this time for an MBA and  At the end of the MBA, she took  a music reference course and then went on to get another MA, this time in Music History .
 
She is thinking about going back to school some day ,  this time for a library degree and then maybe law school - not because  because the law fascinates  her.

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                                                 SSG  Barbara Lush
                                                      Percussion
                                                       1964-1970

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                                                  SGT Julia Harris Oliver
                                                        US Army Ret
                                                          Clarinet                                    
                                                         1958-1963

                                                        
Julia joined  the Army and the Wac band in 1958. She said her mother was always of the opinion that what ever  they wanted, she was all for it. Her father on the other hand was dead set against her joining the army.
 
Her father waited until the night before she was to enlist to sign the papers, because he knew she would  hate him for the rest of her life if he didn't. Julia thought about going into industrial chemisty and didn't know why she joined the army. It was different and she would not be under her parents supervision, she just wanted to be on her own.
 
That was the dream of anybody getting out of High school, to be on their own and what better way to do that, than in the army.

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                                                SSG  Judith Toth Bingham
                                                          US Army Ret
                                                           Percussion
                                                           1968-1974

                                                
She was at the recruiters office in Cleveland taking her oath of enlistment. They all had their hands up when the phone rang. Somebody answered after the oath was done.They said PVT TOTH your mothers on the phone.
 
She goes to the phone and her mother is begging, please don't do this, everything will be fine, we'll put you through school, just come home. She says TOO LATE MOM...........THEY GOT ME.

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                                                     Gretchen Schlader
                                                           1972-1975

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                                                            Diane Day
                                                             Clarinet

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                                                        Gail Belmont
                                                           Trumpet
                                                           1969-1972

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                                                    Karen Brooks
                                                      Saxophone

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                                                    Jeanne  Anderson
                                                       Baritone Horn

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                                                      Kathy Hansen
                                                       Baritone Horn

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                                                           Pat  Zuelke
                                                          Baritone Horn
                                                            1970-1973

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                                                 SSG  Lisa  Werner Sterns
                                                           Percussion
                                                    Active duty as of 2012
                                             313th  Army National Guard Band
                                                      Ft McClellan AL

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                                                      1SG  Cheryl Wason
                                                          Saxophone
                                                            1975-1977
                                                     Active Duty as of 2012

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                                                   MAJ  Kathy Hanson
                                                        US Army Ret

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                                                        Sue Frasier
                                                        US Army Ret
                                                          Percussion
                                                              1970

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                                                   CPT  Joy  Boyd  Bodner
                                                            US Army Ret
                                                              Clarinet
                                                             1965-1966

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                                                     Sue  Adrelevick
                                                           Clarinet
                                                          1972-1974

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                                                     LTC  Teddi  Hamlett
                                                           US Army ret
                                                           Percussion
                                                             1961-1963

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                                                            Julie Plummer
                                                               Percussion

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                                                   1SG  Pauline Keehn

She  joined the Army on 28 October 1971.  Prior to enlistment, the attempt was made to cut through the red tape to enable her to enlist as an 02G (Flute Player) for the 5th Army Band at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.  Since it was still too soon for integration, she ended up under contract for enlistment with the 14th Army WAC Band at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.  She went through basic with Charlie Company at Ft. McClellan, Alabama.  And  graduated at the later end of January of 1972 where she  joined the 14th Army WAC Band. 

 

While at the WAC Band, she was a flautist with the secondary job of supply clerk.  When the WAC Band was broken up, she  was able to choose her original choice for enlistment with the 5th Army Band and joined that unit in June of 1974.  During her time at 5th Army, she  served as a 02G and picked up her  SMOS as a 02N (Piano Player).  In addition to her  PMOS,she  also served in the positions of NCOIC of WACs, Librarian, Supply Clerk, and finally as Operations NCOIC. 

 

In June of 1977 she  was again transferred to her  new unit, 25th Infantry Division Band, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.  While in Hawaii, she  was the senior female in division which added many additional duties in relation to women in division; such as, serving on promotion boards, teaching classes on women’s role in the military, and counseling for certain problems that arose in relation to issues surrounding women.  She  also attended the Junior Leadership School and took several correspondence courses on basic military knowledge.  

 

Within the band her  primary role outside of her instrument was as Administrative NCOIC, Squad Leader, and Section Leader. She   also began her work with women who have been abused as well as working in drug and alcohol.  her next and final transfer came in June of 1980, when she  was transferred to the 101st Airborne Division (AASLT) Band, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.  She  stayed there until her  retirement on 1 January 1992. 

 

While at the 101st, she earned her  AMOS as 71L (Administrative Specialist) as well as attended ANCOC for this MOS as there was no established ANCOC for the 02 series at that time.  She  also attended schooling for Equal Opportunity and acquired that skill identifier as well as practiced what she  was taught within the division.  She also completed correspondence courses for Army Bandsmen, Military Police, and Basic Infantryman.  She was instrumental in ensuring the successful separation of the company when division bands became separate units.  She  served as the Administrative NCOIC which evolved into the PAC NCOIC upon separation.

 

 She  also completed the BTMS and SIDPERS Courses enhancing her  abilities as an administrator and leader.  She  served also as Squad and Platoon Leader as well as Section and Group Leader.  Musically she has always participated and continued to participate as a playing member of Woodwind Quintets, Stage Band, Chorus, and Rock Band.  While stationed with the 101st she  was deployed to the 1st Persian Gulf War, where she  suffered injuries as well as contracting Gulf War Syndrome.  Upon her  return from the Gulf, she  worked as the NCOIC of Lee Village Self Help Store until her  retirement.  Some of the awards she earned during her  time in service were the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Good Conduct Award 6th Award, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Bronze Star, and National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star.

 

 Upon retirement, she  received a 30% disability rating, which since then her  condition has worsened and been upgraded to 60%.  Because of her  medical problems and her  years of service to the military, her  spouse at the time asked her  not to work, so she  could enjoy life for awhile.  She got  tried of  that and got bored and worked for Sioux Automation in Sioux Center, Iowa as jack of all trades for about a year, then her  health started to deteriorate so she  choose to quit working at that time.  However, she  did spend a lot of time volunteering at the local schools. 

 

Some of the areas that she  worked in were office administration, teaching ESL, teaching drama to 8th grade students, and helping children in the 2nd and 3rd grade who had reading problems.  In 1999 she  started working for MilitaryWoman.org.  In her  capacity with the site, she  assisted students and reporters with research about women’s issues in the military, wrote several articles which were published in the Chicago Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor, just to mention a couple, on topics such as single parenthood in the military and sexual harassment and several other topics that concern women, andshe  was also afforded the opportunity to participate in round table discussion on matters surrounding women in the military on the Oxygen Network.  She  was also the Assistant Webmaster and Forum moderator. She  stopped working for the organization in 2010, when they changed their format and she  didn’t care for the direction they were heading.

 

While in the service, she did attended  Gadsden State Junior College in Gadsden, Alabama working towards a degree in performance.  Because of the time constraints of service, she chose not to continue her formal education.  In  2007 she  returned to college and attended Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa.  she received her Secretarial Diploma as well as her Associates of Arts and Associates of Applied Science in Administrative Office Management. 

 

 While attending school she  was a member of both STARS and TRIO programs where she  held several different leadership positions. She  had short stories and poems published in the colleges anthology, The Spine.  She made the honors list every semester she  attended and graduated with a 3.96 GPA.  She was invited and became president of Sigma Kappa Delta (English Honor Society) and Phi Theta Kappa (Honors Society).  She was also a member of GLO Board and was used extensively as a paid tutor for Tutor for Microsoft® Word 2003, Microsoft® Excel 2003, Intro to Computers I and II, Fundamentals of Web Programming, Composition I and II, and Accounting I. 

 

The highlight of her  time at NCC was serving as an Intern for Orange City Home Health and Hospice.  A job she  would have gotten had she  not had to return for her  last semester of school.  Since her graduation in 2009, she has looked for work, but this is the time the bottom fell out of the economy in her  area and since there are young people with families out there needing jobs, she tends to get passed over.

 

She has been married three times, but the last was the most devastating since he walked out because of her  health issues.  No problem, just picked herself up and started all over again, but don’t we all at one point or another.  She  have one child, a son, whose name is Daryl L. Dailey, Jr., butshe  call him DJ.  He is 32 and has provided her with the most wonderful grandchild, Brooklynn Leigh Dailey, in the world.

       

 

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                                                         MSG Sue Horne
                                                           US Army Ret
                                                           Saxophone
                                                            1957- 1963
                                                      Passed away Apr 2012

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