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The Resource Serving in silence, Margarethe Cammermeyer ; with Chris Fisher

Serving in silence, Margarethe Cammermeyer ; with Chris Fisher

Label
Serving in silence
Title
Serving in silence
Statement of responsibility
Margarethe Cammermeyer ; with Chris Fisher
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1989, in a routine interview for top-secret security clearance - a requisite for admission to the Army War College - Colonel Margarethe Cammermeyer was asked about her sexual orientation. After pausing for a moment to take a breath, she said, "I am a lesbian." Thus began an ordeal that continues to this day. Intense media coverage of the former colonel's dismissal from the U.S. Army has stirred debate all the way to the presidency. Her Bronze Star for duty in Vietnam, her being named Nurse of the Year by the Veterans Administration, and her role as Chief Nurse of the Washington State National Guard marked a long and distinguished military career. Her goal to become Chief Nurse of the entire National Guard was abruptly ended in 1992 by her discharge based on sexual orientation. With the same calm, assured articulation that won her one leadership position after another, Cammermeyer writes of her decision to challenge official policy on homosexuality and of her recent victory in Federal District Court. But this is not only a book about what she described in Time as "sticking around to get beaten up." It is also about coming of age, being a mother, and finding one's center; about "coming out," the daily horrors of nursing in Vietnam, and a female soldier's life.
Assigning source
Publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cammermeyer, Margarethe
Dewey number
  • 305.48/9664/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
UB418.G38
LC item number
C36 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fisher, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cammermeyer, Margarethe
  • United States
  • Gay military personnel
  • Lesbians
  • Women soldiers
  • Nurses
  • Cammermeyer, Margarethe
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Gay military personnel
  • Lesbians
  • Nurses
  • Women soldiers
  • United States
Label
Serving in silence, Margarethe Cammermeyer ; with Chris Fisher
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30671428
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 308 pages
Isbn
9780140231595
Lccn
94020825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30671428
Label
Serving in silence, Margarethe Cammermeyer ; with Chris Fisher
Publication
Note
The Cushing Library/Women & Gender Studies copy was acquired as part of The Don Kelly Research Collection of Gay Literature and Culture.
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
30671428
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 308 pages
Isbn
9780140231595
Lccn
94020825
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
UMKC: Z Coll. copy forms part of the Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America Collection.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)30671428

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