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Navy Boot Camp Book 1955 Company 18W The Portal

Front Cover, Bainbridge USNTC "The Portal" 1955 Company 18W

Front Cover, Bainbridge USNTC "The Portal" 1955 Company 18W
GGA Image ID # 100492da7a

Roster for WAVE Recruit Company 18W for 1955, United States Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland. Company Commander: E H. Walther, DKCA. 71 Women Graduated on 3 October 1955.

Company 55-18W Organization and Schedule

  • Organization: 32nd Battalion 3rd Regiment
  • Commenced Training: 4 August 1955
  • Completed Training: 3 October 1955

Company 55-18W Leadership

  • Company Commander: E H. Walther, DKCA
  • Jobs & Training Instructor: D. L Cole, SK1
  • Physical Education Instructor: G. A. Romeo, SK1
  • Drill Instructor: M. A. Petee, SK1
  • Ships & Aircraft Instructor: C. A. Nordon, PN3
  • General Orientation Instructor: S. Haskin, PN3
  • History Instructor: M. V. Andrews, PNC

Company 55-18W Recruit Roster

  1. Peggy J. Armour St. George, S. C.
  2. Lois V. Bivins Ada, Okla.
  3. Betty A. Bronston Ponce City, Okla.
  4. Frances E. Brown Fort Noches, Texas
  5. Rita P. Brown Philadelphia, Pa.
  6. Ginger C. Buff Enumelaw, Wash.
  7. Dora Jane Burgess Pueblo, Colo.
  8. Alice J. Carr East Springfield, Pa.
  9. Irene M. Chiesa Pico, Calif.
  10. Maxine C. Childs Duluth, Minn.
  11. Barbara J. Colbert Youngstown, Ohio
  12. Shirley M. Colbert Youngstown, Ohio
  13. Adella R. Collins Fenwick, W. Va.
  14. Nola S. Conner Casper, Wyo.
  15. Donna L. Daly Johnstown, Pa.
  16. Ida E. Davis Justin, Texas
  17. Marilyn A. Diamond Brooklyn, N. Y.
  18. Dorothy Donovan Lewiston, Me.
  19. Narcisses R. Esselman Detroit, Mich.
  20. Marylou Farrar Detroit, Mich.
  21. Joyce L. Fields Miami, Fla.
  22. Ruth G. Gangstad Grenora, N. D.
  23. Louise A. Gerhardt Spokane, Wash.
  24. Betty J. Gray Fitchburg, Mass.
  25. Nila M. Grover Port Angeles, Wash.
  26. Wilma L Hammett Lawrenceville, Ga.
  27. Barbara J. Hahn Hastings, Neb.
  28. Mary Ellen Hemming Bisbee, Ariz.
  29. Reta M. Holman Pomona, Calif.
  30. Carol A. Hoover Hoguiam, Wash.
  31. Sharon R. Hubner Alhambra, Calif.
  32. Safllé A. Joiy Youngstown, Ohio
  33. Grace L. Kahn Richmond, Va.
  34. Virginia M. Kees Nyaclc, N. Y.
  35. Barbara R. Keppner Sasaguak, Wash.
  36.  Carla M. Knolcey Hoguiam, Wash.
  37. Yvonne A. Kraemer Seattle, Wash.
  38. Opal E. Lancaster Logsden, Ore.
  39. Claudetta D. Larck Riverside, W. Va.
  40. Marian G. Linker Woodbine, Ga.
  41. Phyllis J. Lunger Fort Meyers, Fla.
  42. Marion J. MacDonald Cleveland, Ohio
  43. Jean E. Marcy Palmer, Mass.
  44. Marlene G. Marsh Miami, Fia.
  45. Mildred C. McGrath Pittsburgh, Pa.
  46. Lois M. Newman Sandpoint, Idaho
  47. Mildred A. Nugent Baton Rouge, La.
  48. Alice M. Pounds Daytona Beach, Fla.
  49. Jacqueline F. Pruitt Panama City, Fla.
  50. Thelma A. M. Reed Greensville, Ohio
  51. Carol A. Reimann Stockton, N. Y.
  52. Jacqueline J. Ripley Puyallup, Wash.
  53. Hadie M. Russell Ashland, Ky.
  54. Mary J. Sawyer Seattle, Wash.
  55. Willie E. Saylors Bradford, Ark.
  56. Cecilia Solis Tampa, Fla.
  57. Bobbie J. Spurlock Nashville, Tenn.
  58. Ollie M. Stapleton Douglas, Ga.
  59. Capitolie A. Sutton Los Angeles, CA.
  60. Joan C. Taylor Prosser, Wash.
  61. Audrey C. Teske Minneapolis, Minn.
  62. Joan M. Tomkiewicz Middleboro, Mass.
  63. Ruby S. Vanderford Union, S. C.
  64. Helen J. Wave Panama City, Fla.
  65. Portia J. Weeks Punta Gorda, Fla.
  66. Patricia A. Wharton Dover, Del.
  67. Nanita R. Withers Longmeadow, Mass.
  68. Sandra B. Wolfe Spokane, Wash.
  69. Barbara A. Woodbury Tampa, Fla.
  70. Madalenne R. Wooden Eureka, Calif.
  71. Elizabeth M. Worden League City, Texas

Navy Boot Camp Recruit Photos - Company 55-18W

Company 55-18W Recruits, Page 1

Company 55-18W Recruits, Page 1 | GGA Image ID # 1004a40688

Company 55-18W Recruits, Page 2

Company 55-18W Recruits, Page 2 | GGA Image ID # 1004cea43d

Company 55-18W Recruits, Page 3

Company 55-18W Recruits, Page 3 | GGA Image ID # 1004eee64a

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 1

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 1 | GGA Image ID # 100520349e

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 2

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 2 | GGA Image ID # 100552633f

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 3

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 3 | GGA Image ID # 100558ce18

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 4

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 4 | GGA Image ID # 10055ce4fb

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 5

Company 55-18W Recruit's Boot Camp Life, Page 5 | GGA Image ID # 1005745dea

October 1955 Newspaper Clipping - Recruits Winning Honor Medals

October 1955 Newspaper Clipping - Recruits Winning Honor Medals
GGA Image ID # 1005756d0f

Two Education-Minded Recruits Chosen Honor Medal Winners

Two education-minded recruits have been selected as this week's American Spirit of Honor Medal winners. Capatolie A. Sutton, SR, of Company 18(W), and Wayne U. Waterhouse, EFSR, Co. 355, Fourth Regiment, will receive their awards at the Recruit Training Command Graduation review Saturday at Camp Rodgers Parade Field.

The WAVE medal winner, 22, although born in Durham, NC., now calls Los Angeles her hometown. Her exodus across country occured after she completed a course at Duke University qualifying her as an operating room technician and wanted to attend Lawton Dental School at Beverly Hills, Calif.

To Attend DT School

In addition to being a graduate of Lawton, Capitolie has completed the curriculum at California Air College, qualifying her as an airline stewardess. But because she wanted still further schooling, she chose the Navy instead of a career as an airline stewardess so she could continue her dental studies at the Navy's DT school here.

A Reservist and RCPO of the WAVE drill team, Capitolie is now considering a career in the Navy as a Dental technician.

Pre-Med Student

Wayne Waterhouse, 19, of Sanford, Me., was a pre-med student at Bowdoin College until lack of funds forced him to temporarily defer his education. He chose the Navy as a career for it’s educational aspects and is now considering several of the Navy’s officer training programs.  

If he doesn't embark on one of these, Waterhouse hopes to go to electronics technician school, for which he has already been accepted.

Wrote for Newspaper

Waterhouse, athletic PO, of his company, earned money for college expenses as a sports writer for a Maine newspaper. He is also ^definitely interested in the Navy as a career.

Company honormen include:

  • Hoy K. Consia, SR, Company 332;
  • Charles L. Stauffer, SR, Co. 341;
  • Robert W. Jenkins, SR, Co. 342;
  • Jan T. Gross, SR, Co. 343;
  • John D. McClister, SR, Co. 344;
  • Wesley A. Conary, SR, Co. 345.
  • Patrick D. Keith, SR, Co. 346;
  • Thomas E. Taylor, SR, Co. 347;
  • Marlin G. Wright, SR, Co. 348;
  • Cecil W. Miller, SR, Co. 349;
  • Karl F. Zedell, SR, Co. 350;
  • Donald F. Green, SR, Co. 351.
  • Taylor N. Stanley, SR, Co. 352;
  • Anthony C. Ciasulli, SR, Co. 353;
  • Dana B. Edwards, SR, Co. 354;
  • Warren J. Costedio, AN, Co. 355;
  • Paul T. Murphy, SR, Co. 356;
  • Charles E. Donaldson, SR, Co. 357,
  • James McSorley Jr., SR, Co. 358;
  • Stephen P. Mateyak, SR, Co. 360;
  • Delan D. Cotton, SR, Co. 361; and
  • Capitolie A. Sutton, SR, Co. 18(W).

Capitolie A. Sutton, SR, Co. 1955-18(W) Receiving Honor Certificate

Capitolie A. Sutton, SR, Co. 1955-18(W) Receiving Honor Certificate
GGA Image ID # 1005a488dd

Presentation of The American Spirit Honor Medal

Presentation of American Spirit Honor Medal to SR C. A. Sutton, USN

Presentation of American Spirit Honor Medal to SR C. A. Sutton, USN
Image ID # 10061dbb1f

Image shows Captain William J. Catlett, Jr., USN, Commanding Officer Recruit Training Command shaking hands with SR Capitolie A. Sutton, USN of 1955 Company 18(W) at the 217th Graduation Review, Saturday, October 1, 1955.

Provenance: Estate of Capitolie A. Sutton, April 2019. GGA Collection ID # A000B4E47D 2019-04

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