Alene Duerk (1920 - 2018)

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  • "May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow."
    - Alishia
  • "Condolences to the family of Alene Duer."
  • "My sincere condolences to the family of Ms Duerk. She will..."
    - B H
  • "BLESSINGS"
    - Valenda Newell
  • "Our sincere regrets to the Duerk family, friends and..."
    - J Woodson

Alene Duerk (Naval History and Heritage Command via AP) Alene Duerk in the 2018 Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
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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