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Alene B. Duerk
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Birth name Alene Bertha Duerk
Born (1920-03-29)March 29, 1920
Defiance, Ohio, U.S.
Died July 21, 2018(2018-07-21) (aged 98)
Lake Mary, Florida, U.S.
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy
Years of service 1943–1946
Rank US Navy O8 infobox.svg Rear Admiral
Commands held Director, Nurse Corps
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Legion of Merit
Distinguished Alumni Award
Other work Director of United Services Life Insurance Company
Director of the Visiting Nurses Association and Foundation for Central Florida

Alene Bertha Duerk (March 29, 1920 – July 21, 2018) was a United States Navy admiral.

She was born in Defiance, Ohio. She became the first female admiral in the U.S. Navy in 1972. She was also the director of the U.S. Navy Nurse Corps from 1970 to 1975. She was a 1974 recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award of Case Western Reserve University's Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing.

Duerk died in Lake Mary, Florida on July 21, 2018 at the age of 98.

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