From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Roberts, Catherine Green

(born: March 1, 1920  -  died: February 22, 1998) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

March 20, 1943

Exit Rank

Tech 4


Catherine Green [Roberts] was born in Sharpsburg, KY, the daughter of Mae Boyd and George Green. She was living at home with her mother in 1940 when both were enumerated in the U.S. Census.

Catherine was married and working as a maid when she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH in 1943, according to her enlistment record in Ancestry. After her military service, she returned to Kentucky and worked at the Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot. She died in Mt. Sterling, KY in 1998 and is buried in Longview Cemetery in Sharpsburg.

Sources: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; U.S. Veterans' Gravesites in Ancestry; Kentucky Death Index in Ancestry; Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; and "Catherine Green Roberts," Lexington Herald-Leader, 2/24/1998, p. 10.

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