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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.
Female flag officers honor first woman four-star Gen. Ann Dunwoody meets with Rear Adm. Liz Young and Air Force Maj. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski during a lunch in her honor, Feb. 7, at the Women in Military Service for America memorial at Arlington National Cemetery. Female flag officers honor first woman four-star By The U.S. Army
Lance Corporal Kylie Watson, 23, is one of only four women in history to have been awarded the Military Cross. Just 5ft 1ins she showed exceptionally bravery as a medic in Helmand Province
He Documented Atrocities (1943) Sgt. William A Scott, III -- was a military photographer with the 183rd Engineer Combat Battalion Concentration Camp.His photographs recorded African-American soldiers at the liberation of the Buchenwald concentration camp. Scott's pictures are now part of a video record of the liberation of Buchenwald on display at the U.S. Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.
Oveta Culp Hobby.. born in Killeen, Tx was the first woman awarded the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal in 1945 and 1st to wear the proper uniform for military nurses.She was the 1st secretary of the US Department of Health, Education & Welfare, 1st commanding officer of the Women's Army Corps, & chairperson of the board of the Houston Post. She died in Houston Tx. 1995. A library, a dorm at Texas A & M, a soldiers & family readiness center & an elementary school are all named for her.