Mike Mansfield Papers, Series 21, Box 38, Folder 41, Mansfield Library, University of Montana
Statement of Senator Mike Manefield (D. Mont.)
Commander Quick'• Appointment ae Commander ol the WAVES
Mr. Preeident. on Auguet l the command of the WAVES will be
turned over to Navy Commander Winifred Redden Quick, a native of
Great Falla, Montana. The new director wlll aeeume the rank of Captain
and will be the only member of the WAVES entitled to wear the four 1trlpe1
of a Captain.
Commander Quick i8 the daughter of Mr. and Mr •. Dan A. Redden
former relidenta of Great Falla and Mheoula.
She waa one of many women who entered the branchee of the Armed
Service• during World Vfa.r ll for etrictly patriotic reaaone and decided
to make it a career. There are only four WAVES from the firet WAVE
clae • who are now on active duty. She hae been awarded the Bronze Star
medal and ehe abo weara ribbon• for the American theater, AelaticPacific,
World War It Victory and National Defenee.
Montana le indeed proud of Commander Quick'• accompliehmenU
and 1 am taking thll opportunity to wleh her 1ucce11 in her new poet ae
Commander of one of our fineet women'• military organization•.
Mr. Preeident, 1 aek that an article appearing in the May 19, 1957
ileue of the Great Fall• Tribune be printed at the concluelon of my remark•.
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