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Lee Lane in uniform, sitting inside doorway of a helicopter [October 2004]

Veterans History Project Service Summary:

  • War or Conflict: Iraq War, 2003-2011
  • Branch of Service: Army
  • Service Unit/Ship: Illinois Army National Guard
  • Location of Service: Chicago, Illinois; Balad, Iraq
  • Highest Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 2
  • Collection Number: AFC/2001/001/47372

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"I wanted to fly helicopters." (Audio interview, 1:46)

A lifelong adventurer, Lee Lane joined the military to become a helicopter pilot. The first female helicopter pilot in her Illinois National Guard unit, she spent her time overseas zooming across the Iraqi countryside, 50 feet above the ground. Unlike many soldiers in Iraq who were stationed only in one or two locations, her role as a pilot afforded her a unique, ever-changing view of the country's varied terrain and diverse population.

Lee Ingrid Lane Collection
Interview / Recording

About this Item

Title

  • Lee Ingrid Lane Collection

Names

  • Lugar, Richard
  • Koss, Tyler
  • Lane, Lee Ingrid
  • U.S. Senate/Richard Lugar

Home State

  • Indiana

Headings

  • -  Lane, Lee Ingrid
  • -  Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Personal Narratives
  • -  United States. Army.

Repository

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

Gender

  • Female

Status

  • veteran

Service History

  • Iraq War, 2003-2011

    • Branch of Service: Army
    • Service Unit/Ship: Illinois Army National Guard
    • Location of Service: Chicago, Illinois; Balad, Iraq
    • Highest Rank: Chief Warrant Officer 2
    • Dates of Service: 1991-2005
    • Military Status: veteran

Materials

  • Audio: CD [ item] -- Reference copy (collected 2009-08-20)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Multiple types of electronic files (collected 2008-03-25)
  • Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] -- Oral history interview (collected unknown)
  • Photograph: Copy photographic print [22 items] -- Photograph (collected 2004)
  • Computer File: CD [1 item] -- Electronic file of photograph (collected 2006-11-03)

Collection Number

  • AFC/2001/001/47372

Cite as

  • Lee Ingrid Lane Collection (AFC/2001/001/47372), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

Online Format

  • audio
  • image

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Service Unit/Ship

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Gender

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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:

Lugar, Richard, Tyler Koss, Lee Ingrid Lane, and U.S. Senate/Richard Lugar. Lee Ingrid Lane Collection. 1991. Personal Narrative. https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.47372/.

APA citation style:

Lugar, R., Koss, T., Lane, L. I. & U.S. Senate/Richard Lugar. (1991) Lee Ingrid Lane Collection. [Personal Narrative] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.47372/.

MLA citation style:

Lugar, Richard, et al. Lee Ingrid Lane Collection. 1991. Personal Narrative. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afc2001001.47372/>.