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Interview with Ann B. Smith
Laura M. Calkins, PhD
Interview Date
23 June 2004
Ann B. Smith Collection
Media Type
Oral History
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(USA) Ann B. Smith was born in Valdosta GA in 1930, and earned a BS in English from Valdosta State University in 1951. She entered the Women's Army Corps in 1951. Ann held posts at Ft McClellan AL; Roanoke VA; Ft Sheridan IL; Ft Riley KS; Bremerhaven, W Germany; Ft McPherson GA; Washington DC; and Ft Leavenworth KS. In 1970 she spent a year as Senior Advisor to the Vietnamese Women's Armed Forces, based at MACV in Saigon. Ann became Secretary of the US Army Missile and Munitions School in AL and the first female instructor since World War II at the Command and General Staff College in KS. Ann's later postings included Commander of the WAC Headquarters at Ft McClellan AL, and Director of the US Army's Casualty and Memorial Affairs Department, 1978-81. She retired as a Colonel, and remaind active as Secretary of the US Army Women's Museum Foundation.
Interview with Ann B. Smith,  23 June 2004, Ann B. Smith Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University. Accessed 29 Aug. 2015. <>.
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OH0411, Ann B. Smith Collection, The Vietnam Center and Archive, Texas Tech University
Added: 2 Sep 2005[Updated: 13 Feb 2008]