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Alene B. Duerk
|Birth name||Alene Bertha Duerk|
March 29, 1920|
Defiance, Ohio, U.S.
|Died||July 21, 2018
Lake Mary, Florida, U.S.
|Allegiance||United States of America|
||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1943–1946
|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.
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