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

Bivens, Bridget Viola

(born: December 10, 1919  -  died: August 13, 1988) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

April 13, 1943

Active Duty Exit

December 6, 1945

Awards & Decorations

6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion


Bridget Viola Bivens was born in Bardstown, KY, the daughter of Mary Gertrude Green and Joseph Harry Bivens. The family is enumerated in the 1920 and 1930 U.S. Censuses when they were living in Bardstown.

Bridget had been employed as an elevator operator and was living in Indianapolis, IN when she enlisted in the Army in 1943, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was a member of the Army's 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion. After her military service she was employed as the Supervisor of Retired Pay at the U.S. Army Finance and Accounting Center at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indiana for 40 years. Bridget Viola Bivens died in Indianapolis and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.  

Sources: Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index (Ancestry); Bridget Viola Bivens at Find A Grave; "Obituaries: Bridget Viola Bivens," The Indianapolis Star, 8/14/1988, p. B8; and Indiana Death Certificate State #88-031772 (Ancestry).

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Nelson County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Bardstown, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Outside Kentucky Place Name

Item Relations

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: Indianapolis star (newspaper)

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