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Sharolyn Walcutt

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Vietnam War, 1961-1975
  • Branch of Service: Navy Nurse Corps
  • Service Unit/Ship: USS Repose (AH 16); Oaknoll Naval Hospital
  • Location of Service: St. Albans, New York; Oakland, California; Vietnam
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Commander
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/2856

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"We would sunbathe on the deck, and it would be like the 4th of July, and you knew a lot of casualties were coming in, so you'd hurry and get your uniform on." (Video Interview, 6:49)

Stationed on the Repose, a hospital ship anchored off the coast of Vietnam, Sharolyn Walcutt was among the first group of nurses to serve in Vietnam, arriving in 1965. The war was something that was close enough to sometimes see and hear and yet the Repose was a kind of refuge, too. Following her one-year stint, Walcutt literally saw the world, taking the long way back to the States through India, the Middle East, and Europe. Walcutt formed many close, long-running relationships from her days aboard the Repose.

Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Sharolyn Walcutt Collection

Names

  • Hutchinson, Macaulay
  • Walcutt, Sharolyn
  • Robert A. Lee

Home State

  • California

Headings

  • -  Walcutt, Sharolyn
  • -  Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Navy Nurse Corps.

Repository

  • Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Gender

  • Female

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975

    • Branch of Service: Navy Nurse Corps
    • Service Unit/Ship: USS Repose (AH 16); Oaknoll Naval Hospital
    • Location of Service: St. Albans, New York; Oakland, California; Vietnam
    • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Commander
    • Dates of Service: 1963-1969
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Video: Digital Betacam [1 item] -- Digitized Copy (collected unknown)
  • Video: DVD [1 item] -- Reference copy (collected 2012-04-13; 2012-04-13)
  • Manuscript: Clippings [1 item] -- Typewritten document (collected 1966-08-15)
  • Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- (collected 1963-1969)
  • Photograph: Original photographic print [7 items] -- Photographs (collected 1967-2004)
  • Video: VHS [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected 2002-08-02)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/2856

Cite as

  • Sharolyn Walcutt Collection (AFC/2001/001/2856), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • image
  • video

Additional Metadata Formats

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Rights & Access

Using VHP Material in Publication or Exhibition

The Veterans History Project (VHP) at the Library of Congress collects, preserves and makes accessible the firsthand recollections of U.S. military veterans who served from World War I through more recent conflicts and peacekeeping missions, so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand what they saw, did and felt during their service. The Veterans History Project Collection includes oral histories along with documentary materials such as original letters, diaries, photographs, and memoirs.

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Citing VHP Materials

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Materials as a whole:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Manuscript material:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Memoirs (MS02), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Transcript (MS04), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Correspondence (MS01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Recording:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Audio recording (SR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Video recording (MV01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Photograph:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH01), photographer unknown, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.
  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Photographs (PH03-PH14), Ralph Williams photographer, Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Computer file:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Computer file (CF01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Artifact:

  • John P. Snodgrass (AFC 2001/001/[VHP collection]), Artifact (AR01), Veterans History Project Collection, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress.

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

Hutchinson, Macaulay, Sharolyn Walcutt, and Robert A. Lee. Sharolyn Walcutt Collection. 1963. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02856/.

APA citation style:

Hutchinson, M., Walcutt, S. & Robert A. Lee. (1963) Sharolyn Walcutt Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02856/.

MLA citation style:

Hutchinson, Macaulay, Sharolyn Walcutt, and Robert A. Lee. Sharolyn Walcutt Collection. 1963. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.02856/>.