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For Women’s History Month, VA to Showcase Stories of 10 Women Veteran Athletes

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From distance runners to cyclists, the stories of 10 women Veteran athletes will be displayed at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Centers around the country in March, to coincide with Women’s History Month.

WWII Vet on why she enlisted: ‘I said, ‘why can’t I do that?”

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Opal Waldman


GRAYSLAKE, Ill. -- Opal Waldman may only be 4 feet 11 inches, but don't let her size fool you; she's been a powerhouse since she was a young girl growing up on a farm outside Grayslake, Ill., She's also one of the few living women who joined the Women's Army Corps during WWII.

Lesbian Veteran, 90, expelled from Air Force in '55, finally gets her 'honorable discharge'

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Helen Grace James


“I’m still trying to process it,” military Veteran Helen Grace James said upon receiving the long-awaited news.

A FedEx delivery arrived at Helen Grace James' door on Wednesday. It was a message from the U.S. Air Force. She called two of her closest friends to come be with her before she opened it, and they arrived 20 minutes later.

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