Marie Richards Interview, November 26, 2019


Marie Richards


Michael Ireland Belport



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Marie Richards describes her time in the U.S. Navy, starting with boot camp in Florida and ending with her retirement from active duty. Richards tells why she entered the military and discusses her boot camp experiences. She describes attending A School in San Diego after boot camp to learn how to be a machinery repairman before transferring to a base in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Richards talks about working on a submarine there in dry-dock, getting pregnant, and how the military accommodated her pregnancy. She notes that she chose to retire from active service because she didn’t want to leave her child when the ship was scheduled to relocate to a base in Scotland.


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Document Type

Oral History

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage

Montana; Mississippi



Original Collection

The Veteran’s Experience Oral History Project, OH 472

Holding Institution

University of Montana. Mansfield Library. Archives and Special Collections

Digital Publisher

University of Montana--Missoula. Mansfield Library

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Holder

Copyright to this collection is held by the interview participants and by the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula. Permission may be required for use. For further information please contact Archives and Special Collections at the University of Montana, Mansfield Library.

Oral History Number

OH 472-002

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 MP3 file (00: 09:24): digital + 1 transcript (4 pp.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:09:24 minutes

Local Filename

OH_472_002.mp3; OH_472_002.pdf

Marie Richards Interview, November 26, 2019