#VeteranOfTheDay Navy Veteran Jeannie Dicks


Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Navy Veteran Jeannie Dicks. Jeanie served during the Korean War.

Jeannie was born in 1934 and joined the Navy in 1952. She went to boot camp in Bainbridge, Maryland, and served as a Navy Cryptologist. Jeannie is one of the co-founders of WAVES National, an organization for sea service women who served honorably in the United States military.

In 1979, WAVES National was officially recognized as a non-profit military veterans association. Jeannie, and her cohorts were the impetus for the first WAVES National convention held in Sacramento, CA, with 250 women. Jeannie has dedicated her entire life to furthering women in the military services.

Today, the organization has morphed into the Military Women Across the Nation to include and encompass all women who served honorably in all military services in the United States.

Jeanie passed away on New Year’s Eve, 2016.

We honor Jeannie’s service.

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Natalie Himmel

Natalie Himmel is a senior at University of Iowa, majoring in English and International Studies with a focus on Global Resources and the Environment. She has published work for Iowa United Nations Association and Huffington Post. She currently serves as an Honors Writing Fellow for University of Iowa, the Vice President of UI’s European Horizon’s Chapter, and writes environmentally-focused content for Odyssey. She is also a Social Media Intern for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.