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Women-at-Arms

Women of import who have shaped History and the Military.

Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays, Brigadier General star
Anna Mae Hays was the first woman to be promoted to Brigadier General in the US Army. She was also the first nurse to do so. There are striking similarities between the way she was raised (by Salvation Army Officers) and what became of her in later life.

First Woman Pilot to Die on Active Military Duty star
"I knew I was going to join the WAFS before the organization was a reality, before it had a name, before it was anything but a radical idea in the minds of a few men who believed that women could fly airplanes. But I never knew it so surely as I did in Honolulu on Dec. 7, 1941." Cornelia Fort

General Ann E Dunwoody star
"While I may be the first, I know I won't be the last." Ann E Dunwoody, first woman four star General of the US Army.

Irene Trowell-Harris star
Like the cotton fibers which filled her childhood, Irene Trowell-Harris, RN, Ed D. USAF Major General Retired twined her dreams into a filament of education and that filament into a cord of nursing skills and that cord into a banner of distinguished military service.

Jacqueline Cochran star
"I might have been born in a hovel, but I determined to travel with the wind and the stars." Jacqueline Cochran set more flying records than any other woman in the history of aviation.

Margaret Cochran Corbin star
Immortalized as the first woman to receive veteran’s benefits -- what a thin epitaph to put on a woman whose entire life was a battle from which she never faltered.

Molly Pitcher star
The story of Molly Pitcher took on the quality of folklore, embellishing deeds here, slipping away from the facts there. But Molly Pitcher epitomized the bravery of women who fought for their country’s freedom.

Oveta Culp Hobby star
Oveta Culp Hobby was a boost to the nation as the first Director of the Womens’ Army Corps and as the first woman to receive the US Army’s Distinguished Service Medal, and as the first Secretary of the Dept. of Health Education and Welfare.

Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper star
Amazing Grace, how sweet the COBOL That saved a mess like these 010101001000111101011011 Now computing is such a breeze!

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