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

White, Alyce T.

(born: May 9, 1923  -  died: February 4, 1996 ) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

October 16, 1944

Active Duty Exit

July 29, 1946

Exit Rank

Private First Class


Alyce T. White enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH in 1944, according to her record in Ancestry. The following year she was listed as being in the USA (United States Army) on p. 405 of Polk's Lexington (Fayette County, KY.) City Directory, 1945. She was stationed in Lincoln, NE when she came home for a visit in November 1945. 

Alyce White was born in Lexington, KY, the daughter of Elias and Betty W. Robinson White. The family is enumerated in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Censuses. Alyce had been a factory worker prior to joining the military, according to the 1943-44 Lexington city directory (p. 341). After her military service, she lived in Dayton, OH before returning to Kentucky. She died in Lexington and is buried in the Camp Nelson National Cemetery in Nicholasville, KY. 

Sources: U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; Alyce T. White at Find A Grave; U.S. Veterans' Gravesites in Ancestry; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File in Ancestry; "Colored Notes: Pfc Alice T. White," Sunday Herald-Leader, 11/25/1945, p. 15; Elias White, Jr. obituary in The Lexington Herald, 9/25/1969, p. 2; and the U.S. Public Records Index in Ancestry.

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NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: Polk's Lexington (Fayette County, KY.) city directory (annual)
NKAA Source: Sunday herald-leader (newspaper)
NKAA Source: The Lexington herald (newspaper)

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