Interview with Lorrie Lamphier


  • Identifier2020 OH 212
  • Date2/22/20
  • InterviewerRounds, Anthony
  • IntervieweeLamphier, Lorrie
  • DescriptionIn the interview, Lorrie Lamphier describes her background of where she was born and grew up, and the years of enlistment and her branch. Lamphier also discusses the reasons she enjoyed basic training, and comments on her role as a guide on bearer (or guidon bearer), which helps lead the troops in formation. She shares details on where she was first stationed and how she went back and forth from Beale and Okinawa. As the first female allowed to work on the SR-71, she also discusses how Operation Desert Storm started while she was stationed Okinawa. Lamphier concludes her interview with discussions over her accomplishments and the pride she has for opening up opportunities for other women to be able to serve.
  • Duration :22:16
  • Restrictionsnone
  • RightsContact Special Collections and Archives, Crabbe Library, Eastern Kentucky University for reproductions, duplications, rights and permission to publish.
  • IndexerRounds, Anthony


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