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Women in Military - Lt. Anna Mac Clarke - 2 views

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    Since I just came back from active duty, I found this biography of Lt. Anna Mac Clarke very interesting. She was an African American woman born in Lawrenceburg, KY and was the first female, African American female, to be specific, to command an all-white unit. I feel that this brief article not only demonstrates the magnitude of such an accomplishment, but that it also provides wonderful insight about a topic that deserves much more attention: women in the military. With both the historical background and significance of this article, I think others will find it just as useful.
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    This article is very interesting. It is hard to believe that an African American women who led an all white group of troops late in her military career was subject to swimming in the pool at her base camp in Iowa only for one hour a week on fridays, after the pool was sanitized. Lt. Clarke had to be a strong willed women who was constantly challenged in her military life due to the fact of being black and a women. The majority of the army being white men, this race and gender issue must of been a challenge each and everyday.
Mary __

Kentucky.com two women receive WWII medals - 3 views

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    Two women receive medals for their service in the military. They are from Wilmore these could be two women that could help with the oral history and give more insight into how women were treated in WWII as nurses.
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    I think that's a fantastic idea Mary. I just read the article and these women are very interesting.
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