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

(born: February 17, 1920  -  died: November 6, 2013) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

April 8, 1943


Matilda D. Rogers was born in Carlisle, KY, the daughter of Marion and Laura Watson Rogers. In 1943, she was living in Dayton, OH, where she was employed at the aircraft plant at the Dayton-Wright Company. She enlisted in the WAAC in Cincinnati, OH, and did her basic training at Fort Des Moines, IA. Rogers was stationed at Fort Dix, NJ, and she was an ambulance driver. After her military service, Matilda D. Rogers returned to Dayton, OH. She retired from the Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center [V.A.M.C.]. She was a resident of the Shiloh Springs Care Center in Dayton when she died in 2013. Matilda D. Rogers was buried at West Memory Gardens Cemetery. For more see Matilda D. Rogers in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases; Rogers, Ms. Matilda D. in the "Obituaries" in Dayton Daily News, 11/18/2013, p.B5; "3 Daytonians Called for WAAC Service," The Dayton Herald, 05/27/1943, p.3.

*Matilda D. Rogers name and picture were submitted by researcher Gail Bushrod.

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