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  • Queenie Baxter

    Today, in remembrance of the attacks on Pearl Harbor, we want to honor Lieutenant Annie Fox, who was awarded the first Purple Heart for combat ever given to a woman. She received it for her services with Pearl Harbor as the chief nurse at the Army Nurse Corps.

  • J3FFN3LS0N

    Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.

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