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Alene Duerk Obituary

Alene Duerk (Naval History and Heritage Command via AP)
Alene Duerk (Naval History and Heritage Command via AP)
Alene Duerk (1920 – 2018), was the first female rear admiral in the Navy. Beginning her career in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, she rose to the rank of rear admiral in 1972. As director of the Navy Nurse Corps, she expanded their areas of nursing into pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology.Read full obituary.

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Published in Toledo Blade on July 30, 2018
(News story) Alene B. Duerk, who received her nurse's training at Toledo Hospital, led the Navy nurse corps, and was the first woman rear admiral, died July 21 at her Lake Mary, Fla., home. She was... Read Obituary
Published online on July 27, 2018 courtesy of Dignity Memorial.
"Alene Duerk was a strong and dedicated trail blazer who embodied the very principles that continue to guide Navy Medicine today," commented Vice Adm. Forrest Faison, Navy surgeon general. Alene... Read Obituary
Published online on July 21, 2018 courtesy of Tributes.com
Alene Duerk (1920 – 2018), was the first female rear admiral in the Navy. Beginning her career in the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, she rose to the rank of rear admiral in 1972. As director... Read Obituary

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