Streeter, Ruth Cheney, 1895-1990
When Colonel Streeter left the Marine Corps in December, 1945, General A.A. Vandegrift then Commandant of the Marine Corps, wrote her a commendatory letter, which is quoted in part:
"…It is with deep regret that I contemplate your leaving, and I cannot let the occasion pass without conveying to you some expression of my admiration and appreciation of your outstanding service as Director of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from its inception in January 1943 until the present time.
"Over that period, the Marine Corps Women's Reserve grew in size to a maximum strength of 831 officers and 17,714 enlisted. It set a standard of excellence which, in my opinion, could not have been excelled and would be difficult to equal."
Colonel Streeter is joint donor with her mother of the Cheney Award, given annually to some member of the United States Air Force for "acts of valor or extreme fortitude or self-sacrifice." The award commemorates the memory of Lieutenant William H. Cheney, the colonel's brother, who was killed in an aviation accident in World War II.
In addition to the Legion of Merit, Colonel Streeter's medals include the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
|referencedIn||Women's Project of New Jersey. Records, 1984-2004||Rutgers Special Collections and University Archives|
|referencedIn||Dartmouth College. Class of 1874. Streeter Family Papers, 1890-1962.||Dartmouth College Library|
|creatorOf||Streeter, Ruth Cheney, 1895-. History of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve : a critical analysis of its development and operation, 1943-1945.||Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America|
|referencedIn||United States. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services. Records, 1951-1959 (inclusive).||Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America|
|creatorOf||Streeter, Ruth, 1895-1990. Reminiscences of Ruth Cheney Streeter : oral history, 1979.||Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries|
|referencedIn||Learned Hand papers||Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138|
|creatorOf||Streeter, Ruth Cheney, 1895-. Reminiscences of Colonel Ruth Cheney Streeter, USMCWR (Retired).||Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America|
|referencedIn||Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 -. Official Military Personnel Files, 1905 - 1998. Official Military Personnel File of Ruth C. Streeter.||National Archives at St. Louis|
|referencedIn||Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, 1775 -. Records Relating to the Commemoration of the Year of the Women Marines, and to Subsequent Women Marine Activities, 1/1968 - 4/1972. Book I - Vol. II Table of Contents||National Archives at College Park|
|associatedWith||Bryn Mawr College.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Hand, Learned, 1872-1961||person|
|associatedWith||Mason, John T., 1909-||person|
|associatedWith||Towle, Katherine Amelia, 1898-||person|
|associatedWith||United States. Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.||corporateBody|
|memberOf||United States. Marine Corps||corporateBody|
|memberOf||United States. Marine Corps Women's Reserve.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||United States Naval Institute.||corporateBody|
|associatedWith||Women's Project of New Jersey||corporateBody|
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|Legion of Merit (Military decoration)|
|United States. Marine Corps|
|Women in the military|
|Women in the military|
|World War, 1939-1945|
|Marine Corps officers|