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

Turner, Ruth

(born: 1917) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

January 21, 1943


Ruth Turner was born in Kentucky. She was divorced when she enlisted in the Army in Cincinnati, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was living in Lexington, KY and working as a beautician.

Kentucky County & Region

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“Turner, Ruth,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed June 16, 2024,

Last modified: 2023-05-08 17:31:34