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Dempsey, Dorothy

Dorothy Dempsey

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Oral History Session #1
Date:
March 1, 2010
Place:
Lyndhurst, NJ
Interviewers:
Sandra Stewart Holyoak
Kassandra Kelly
Transcript Production Team:
Jessica Ondusko
Nicholas Molnar
Recommended Citation:
 
Dempsey, Dorothy. Oral History Interview, March 1, 2010, by Sandra Stewart Holyoak and Kassandra Kelly, Page #, Rutgers Oral History Archives. Online: Insert URL (Last Accessed: Insert Date).
 
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Description:

Dorothy Dempsey was born on July 10, 1922 and raised in the Bronx, New York.  During World War II, Ms. Dempsey enlisted in the U.S. Coast Guard Women's Reserve.  She completed boot camp in Palm Beach, Florida and served during the war years in Boston as a part of the 18th Regiment.  After the war, Ms. Dempsey went to college using the GI Bill at the Rutgers-Newark School of Education and graduated from Kean (1970).  In later years, Ms. Dempsey played an active role in Lyndhurst and throughout the State of New Jersey in promoting the recognition of women veterans.  She designed the "Minutewoman" statue in the Arneytown Cemetery to honor women that served in all of America's wars.

 

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