Currently alive, at 78 years of age.
1942 – Born in Oslo, Norway on the 24th of March.
1951 – Immigrated to US.
1956 – Became naturalized US citizen.
1961 – She joined the Army Student Nurse Program.
1963 – Received a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Maryland.
1988 – She met her partner, Diane Divelbess, when she was 46.
1989 – She disclosed that she is a lesbian.
1992 – Discharged from military for homosexuality, but ultimately reinstated by judicial order.
1994 – Co-wrote memoir Serving in Silence.
1998 – After retirement, he ran for the United States Congress in Washington’s Second District.
– She won the Democratic primary, but lost in the general election to Republican Jack Metcalf.