Your DC Digital Museum: DC Veterans, Armed Forces Retirement Home

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Title

Your DC Digital Museum: DC Veterans, Armed Forces Retirement Home

Subject

History
Veterans

Description

This collection contains resources collected at the October 5, 2014 Your DCDM: DC veterans program held at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC.

Date

5 October 2014

Coverage

Washington, DC

Collection Items

Certificate of appreciation awarded to Martin Cody for volunteering at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center
This certificate was awarded to retired US Navy Seaman 1st Class Martin F. Cody for leading 12 step recovery programs at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. Cody was born in 1931, and served two years in the military working in…

Cody coat of arms sculpture
This crest was created in Ireland and given to Martin F. Cody by his brother. Cody served in the US Navy as a Seaman 1st Class, working in aviation supply.

Medals awarded by foreign governments
This collection of four medals awarded to William Opferman includes a United Nations medal awarded for service in the Korean War from 1950-1951, a medal awarded for service in the Vietnam War issued by the Vietnamese government, a medal issued by the…

US Medal for Vietnam Service awarded to Bill Opferman
This Vietnam Service Medal Was awarded to Bill Opferman. Opferman, born on September 10, 1929, served in the military from 1948-1969.

Bill Opferman's US Korean Service Medal
This Korean War service medal was awarded to William Opferman in 1952. Opferman, born on September 10, 1929, served in the military from 1948-1969.

Miriam Rivkin On Life in the Service During WWII
Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Here Rivkin talks about her experiences at…

Water color cartoon
Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

This cartoon drawn by Rivkin depicts a…

Ink Cartoon
Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

This ink sketch by Rivkin depicts a…

Photo of Miriam Rivkin in action as a photographer during World War II
Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Here Rivkin is depicted with one of the…

Pen/wash cartoon. Exaggerated depiction of induction physical
Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Rivkin drew this cartoon poking fun at the…

Sketch depicting basic training
Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

This sketch drawn by Rivkin depicts a new…

Sketch of a soldier prepared for a sinking ship
Miriam Rivkin was a Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India.

Also an accomplished sketch artist, Rivkin…

A photo of Miriam Rivkin when she first joined the service
Miriam Rivkin as a new Women's Auxiliary Air Corps recruit in 1943. Rivkin was born on July 22, 1922 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and served in the military for two years where she worked as a photographer in India. This photo was taken by her father, J.L.…

Bronze battle star on a National Defense Medal awarded to William Opferman
This National Defense Medal with Bronze Battle Star was awarded to William Opferman during his service in Korea with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command. Opferman, born on September 10, 1929, served in the military from 1948-1969.

Occupation of Japan Medal awarded to William Opferman
Bill Opferman served in the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command from 1949-1967. He was awarded this Occupation of Japan Medal during his participation in that post-World War II military action between 1949 and 1950. Opferman was born on…

Three medals - Bronze star, Commendation medal, and Good Conduct Medal awarded to William Opferman during his military service
Three medals awarded to United States Army Criminal Investigation Command officer Bill Opferman during his military service between 1949 and 1967. From left to right: Bronze Star, Commendation Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Opferman was awarded these…

Roger Polhemus talks about his family history and military service
Roger Polhemus was born on November 14, 1926, and served in the United States Army for 20 years attaining the rank of Sergeant 1st Class. On October 5, 2014, at a Your DC Digital Museum event held at the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington,…

Formal Armed Forces Portrait of Catherine Deitch
A formal portrait of Catherine Deitch distributed by the U.S. Army.

Catherine Deitch was born on December 3, 1919. She served in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant Master.

Harrisburg newspaper clipping showing Catherine Deitch during her military service
The caption reads: "WACS work hard and have fun too. Pair of Central Pennsylvanians are: At left, First Sergt. Claire O. Sieber, Lewistown, taking phone calls for commanding officer at Victorville Aire Field, Calif., and, right, Sergt. Catherine B.…

Catherine Deitch and Dorothy Lewis riding in a rickshaw in Calcutta
This image was taken by a Calcutta photographer while Deitch was serving in India as part of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II. She purchased the photo from the photographer.

Catherine Deitch was born on December 3, 1919. She…

Picture of Women's Auxiliary Army Corps Uniforms
This photo depicts several different uniforms worn by the U.S. Women's Auxiliary Army Corps during World War II.

Cake cutting picture for Easter
This image depicts Staff Sgt. Master Catherine Deitch cutting an Easter cake during her service in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps in 1945. The cake cutting took place in Calcutta, India.

Catherine Deitch was born on December 3, 1919. She served…

Photos of Roger Polhemus' budding family at Fort Belvoir
This page from Roger Polhemus' family scrapbook shows his family during his time in the U.S. Army. At the time the photos were taken, Polhemus was serving at Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, VA, and he and his family lived in the adjacent George Washington…

Photos of Roger Polhemus during his time in the service
This page from a family scrapbook shows photos of Roger Polhemus during his time in the Army during the Korean War. The page also features images of Polhemus' wife and children.

Roger Polhemus was born on November 14, 1926, and served in the…

Roger Polhemus as a youth and when he was married
These images from a family scrapbook depict Roger Polhemus at various stages of his youth and when he was married to his wife, Inez.

Roger Polhemus was born on November 14, 1926, and served in the United States Army for 20 years attaining the…
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