Friday, July 6, 2012

On July 6

On this day in ...
... 2011, Geneva Ferguson Hunter (left), 80, died in Roswell, Georgia, from complications of Alzheimer's disease and other illnesses. In the early 1950s, as "a poor small-town Tennessee girl," she'd been recruited by the Federal Bureau of Investigations to become a file clerk. (photo credit) She worked at the FBI for a half-dozen years, retiring upon marriage. For her efforts, the U.S. Department of Defense awarded her a Cold War Recognition Certificate. Her husband explained in her obituary that "recipients were essential to the efforts of the Cold War," adding:
'It is unusual to have a woman get it, and she was proud of it.'

(Prior July 6 posts  are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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