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Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Colonel Ruby Bradley was captured by the Japanese in the Philippines. After her capture, Bradley continued to work as a nurse in prisoner of war camps until 1945. She is the most-decorated woman in US military history.
Army Command Sgt. Maj. Marilyn L. Gabbard Died January 20, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 46, of Polk City, Iowa; assigned to Joint Forces Headquarters, Iowa Army National Guard, Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa; died in Baghdad on Jan. 20 when the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter she was in crashed.
Sgt. Cheryl Lebeau O’Brien: October 14, 1966 – February 27, 1991. Cheryl O’Brien was the first woman in the 1st Infantry Division killed-in-action. On February 27, 1991, she volunteered to be a door-gunner on a Blackhawk transporting the remains of fallen soldiers. During the mission her helicopter was shot down by Iraqi forces - 2 hours after the cease fire was declared. Cheryl, along with the other nine people onboard, died in the crash.
Opha Mae Johnson (1900-1975) was the first woman to enlist in the United States Marine Corps, on August 13, 1918 (305 women joined that day). When she became a Marine, she was given a category of "F" (for female). In those days women were allowed to enlist but were not allowed to serve in war zones. It would not be until 1967 that the first female Marine was allowed to serve in a war zone.
Army SPC. Hilda I. Clayton, 22, of Augusta, Georgia. Died July 2, 2013, serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. Assigned to 55th Signal Co. (Combat Camera), 21st Signal Brigade, Fort Meade, Maryland. Died in Jalalabad, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, in a non-combat related training explosion that occurred during an Afghan National Army Training exercise when a mortar system failed. SPC. Clayton was a photographer who documented security missions. The incident is under investigation.
Marine Lance Cpl. Juana Navarro-Arellano Died April 8, 2006 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 24, of Ceres, Calif.; assigned to 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Group, III Marine Expeditionary Force, Okinawa, Japan; died April 8 from wounds received while supporting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq.
120 Women Who Changed Our World
Jacqueline Cochran 1906 - 1980 PIONEERING PILOT The first woman to break the sound barrier, she might have been the first woman astronaut — but apparently NASA wasn't ready: Thirteen women, including Cochran, were invited to train, then disinvited in 1961 (though some outperformed male trainees).
Native American Soldier serves as trailblazer
She’s among the Army’s first members from Navajo tribe. Despite her five foot-one-inch frame, Lt.Col. Nathele Anderson stands tall as a Native American serving her country. “I take every opportunity I can to tell people that I am a Native American because I’m proud of my heritage. I want people to ask about being a Native American because I don’t think there’s enough emphasis put on our heritage as this nation’s first Americans,” she said.