... 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.)