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Mon Jun 15, 2020, 12:04 PM

4. I have some ideas on that.

Col. Ruby Bradley is a definite!

Dr. Mary Walker
Only female Medal of Honor recipient

Specialist Lori Piestewa
A member of the Hopi tribe, Piestewa was the first Native American woman in history to die in combat while serving in the U.S. military and the first woman in the U.S. military killed in the Iraq War.

Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays
On June 11, 1970, Colonel Anna Mae Hays, Chief, Army Nurse Corps was promoted to the grade of brigadier general. She became the first woman in the history of the U.S. Army to attain general officer rank.

Rear Admiral Alene B. Duerk
First female admiral in the navy.

Private Cathay Williams
Williams was the first black woman to enlist in the U.S. Army and the only known female Buffalo Soldier.

Col. Mary Hallaren
A member of the first training class of the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (later, Women’s Army Corps, or WAC) in 1942 before commanding the largest all-female unit to serve overseas. In 1948, while serving as WAC’s director, Hallaren “was instrumental” in advocating for women to be fully integrated as “permanent regular members” of the military beyond just wartime.

Lt. Col Marcella Hayes
Became the first black female pilot in the U.S. military in 1979.

In other words, there is absolutely no shortage of distinguished women who have served in our armed forces. This list barely scratches the surface. And it's way overdue!

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