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428-GX-K-122086: Captain Joan C. Bynum, November 1978

428-GX-K-122086:  Captain Joan C. Bynum, November 1978.    Bynum was the first African-American woman to advance to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy.  The 44 year-old nurse was stationed at the U.S. Naval Regional Medical Center, Yokosuka, Japan, and has 20 years of naval service.  Photographed by JO1 Gerald Atchison, November 22, 1978.  Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Caption: 428-GX-K-122086: Captain Joan C. Bynum, November 1978. Bynum was the first African American woman to advance to the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy. The 44 year-old nurse was stationed at the U.S. Naval Regional Medical Center, Yokosuka, Japan, and has 20 years of naval service. Photographed by JO1 Gerald Atchison, November 22, 1978. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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