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Those Plucky Women of World War II   

During World War II, 350,000 American women joined the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Army Air Corps. Many people disapproved of women in uniform, but the women persevered and outshone everyone’s expectations. From towing targets for live ammunition practice to nursing wounded men in France, these women responded wholeheartedly during their country’s time of need and helped to win the war. Kayleen Reusser, author of books on World War II, has compiled an assortment of stories from interviews with women who served in various branches. She will share these & photos taken from her book Born to Be Soldiers: Those Plucky Women of WWII.