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Alice Park Fairbrother Collection

Identifier: WV 0409

Content Description

Alice Park Fairbrother of Raleigh, North Carolina, served as a physical therapist in the United States Army Medical Specialist Corps from 1965 till 1968.

This Collection includes 1 April 2008 oral history transcript; United States Army Physical Therapy Class # 1, August 1966; photograph of plaque with "Outstanding Graduate 2LT Alice H. Park Physical Therapy Course Medical Field Service School 1966" on the inscription plate.


  • 1966-2008

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Alice Park Fairbrother of Raleigh, North Carolina, served as a physical therapist in the United States Army Medical Specialst Corps from the 1965 to 1968. She later worked as a teacher's assistant. Alice Park Fairbrother was born in Raleigh, North Carolina. She attended the Women's College of the University of North Carolina [now University of North Carolina at Greensboro], where she earned a bachelor's degree in 1965 in physical education as well as a state teacher's licensure.

In the summer of 1965, Fairbrother joined the Army Medical Specialist Corps and attended the physical therapy program at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The following summer she was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where she met her husband Woody. The Fairbrothers were transferred to Fort Knox, Kentucky, in June of 1967. There, Alice Park Fairbrother was honorably discharged from the armed services after three years.

After Woody Fairbrother returneded from service in Vietnam in 1969, they moved to Clemson, South Carolina, where he became the instructor of a ROTC program. In 1982, the Fairbrothers settled in Raleigh, where Alice began to volunteer in the local school system and eventually worked as a teacher's assistant for eight years in the school system. Fairbrother later volunteered at the local hospital in her free time.


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Alice Park Fairbrother Collection
Victoria Hinshaw
2022 September
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Repository Details

Part of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Repository

P.O. Box 26170
320 College Ave.
Greensboro NC 27402-6170 US