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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    major general and current Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs VA Center for Women Veterans who was named one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century by Women s eNews Challenging the System Two Army Women Fight for Equality discusses the struggle of a Women s Army Corps WAC private and her lawyer a former WAC officer whose 1952 challenge of a segregation law led the Interstate Commerce Commission to reverse the separate but equal policy which had been followed since 1887 Brief History of Black Women in the Military reveals the largely unrecognized and unrewarded contributions of African American servicewomen from the early patriots to the women of today s modern military Volunteering For Risk Black Military Women Overseas During the Wars in Korea and Vietnam tells how African American military women demonstrated their willingness to accept the risks of serving overseas Volunteering For Vietnam African American Servicewomen explores the history of African American women who volunteered for military service during the Vietnam War Online Exhibit African American Servicewomen in the Korean War weaves artifacts documents images and research to tell the story of black women serving in Korea Oral Histories Staff Sergeant Ernestine Johnson Thomas enlisted

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/BHM07Res.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    1970s 80s 90s 6 Operation Desert Storm 9 War On Terror includes attacks on Khobar Towers USS Cole and the Pentagon 35 Operation Enduring Iraqi Freedom 105 Total 287 Compiled by the Women s Memorial Foundation Feb 1 2006 WWII 119 Korea 3 Vietnam 12 Miscellaneous Incidents 1970s 80s 90s 6 Operation Desert Storm 11 War On Terror includes attacks on Khobar Towers USS Cole and the Pentagon 36 Operation

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/purpleheartchart.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    is intended to honor all who served in Canada s Armed Forces Many Canadians honor their war dead by wearing red poppy flowers on Nov 11 symbolic of the bright red flowers blooming among the rows of white crosses on military burial grounds in Europe The tradition of wearing poppies in America however is traditionally reserved for Memorial Day In Australia Remembrance Day is much like America s Memorial Day

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/News/vetdayother.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    Quilt The USNS Comfort is one of the world s two largest hospital ships afloat and the seventh largest hospital in the world It is longer than three football fields includes 1 000 beds a 50 bed emergency room and

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    the Army and Navy Medical Departments rejected the idea of using female nurses but the military medical system was quickly overwhelmed by the vast unanticipated number of disease related casualties In May 1898 the Army began hiring contract nurses These

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    accepted the offer of the Daughters of the American Revolution DAR to screen applications and select nurses to receive contracts Dr Anita Newcomb McGee led a group of volunteer DAR matrons in this task until Aug 29 1898 On that date she was appointed Acting Assistant Surgeon in the US Army the only woman to hold this military position at that time Professional nurses under contract to the Army included

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    New York California Hawaii Cuba Puerto Rico the Philippines and other areas A few Army nurses served at the Naval Hospital in Norfolk VA Women also nursed on board the Army s transports and hospital ships One nurse recalled sitting calmly on the deck of a hospital ship sewing on buttons as a battle raged around her Esther Hasson who later became the Chief of the Navy Nurse Corps served

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  • Women In Military Service For America Memorial
    sick to move lay unbathed often without shelter or blankets A few had bones protruding from their skin while others had dangerously deep bed sores Yellow fever increasingly spread among the troops in Cuba Individuals who had survived yellow fever were believed to be immune and such nurses were desperately needed In July Mrs Namahyoke Curtis wife of the head of Freedman s Hospital in Washington DC recruited 32 black

    Original URL path: http://www.womensmemorial.org/H&C/Exhibits/exspanam/SpanAm4.htm (2016-02-09)
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