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Elizabeth O'Neill and Elizabeth A. Barker Collection

Identifier: WV 0717

Content Description

4 photo albums, NAS Da Nang 1966-67 Yearbook, plaque, certificates, photographs, poster, 2 caps, and insignia


  • 1965-1977

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the creators of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

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Biographical / Historical

Elizabeth "Betty" O'Neill (1936-2021) and Elizabeth A. Barker (1933-2009) both served in the United States Navy Nurse Corps. O'Neill was commissioned circa 1957 and retired as a Captain in 1982. She served overseas in Guam, Japan, the Philippines and Vietnam. While in Vietnam in 1970, she was assigned to Station Hospital DaNang, the Military Assistance Command (MACV) in Saigon, and the hospital ship USS Sanctuary AH17. Elizabeth A. Barker was commissioned circa 1959 and retired as a Captain in 1979. When she was stationed at the Naval Hospital in DaNang, Vietnam in 1976, she was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V. O'Neill and Barker spent their retirement in Jacksonville, North Carolina.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 Document Box, 1 folder and 2 items. Oversized box 1. 4 Scrapbook Boxes. Artifact Box 5. Textiles. )

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  • License: This record is made available under an Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Creative Commons license.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Cindy McPeters who found on curb for trash in 2009 around the Jacksonville, North Carolina area.

Condition Description

The condition is good.

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Processing Information

Processed by Victoria Hinshaw.

Elizabeth O'Neill and Elizabeth A. Barker Collection
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Victoria Hinshaw
2023 August
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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