Wonderful Women Veterans
Women who have shaped the history of the US Military
Afghans for Homeless Women Veterans
The nine members of the McLeod Prayer Shawl Ministry saw another opportunity to help when they heard last June that twelve thousand veteran women are homeless.
Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays, Brigadier General
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 - Distinguished Service Medal
In 1939 Jacqueline Cochran wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt to promote the idea of women pilots taking over non-combat military flying so that men would be freed to fly into combat. In 1945, Jacqueline Cochran was the first woman to be awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.
First Woman Pilot to Die on Active Military Duty
"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
"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.
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.
"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
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.
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
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.
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Amazing Grace, how sweet the COBOL
That saved a mess like these
Now computing is such a breeze!
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