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I95CHE_160913_12.JPG: Maryland Women in Military Service Monument
Honoring women from the state of Maryland, past and present, who have served our nation honorably and proudly, in war and peace
I95CHE_160913_14.JPG: “I have never considered myself anything but a soldier”
-- General Ann Dunwoody, First Female Four-star General
I95CHE_160913_17.JPG: “Let the generations know that the women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom”
-- Anne S. (Sosh) Brehm, 1LT, Army Nurse Corps (WWII)
I95CHE_160913_24.JPG: “Duty. Honor. Pride. These words reflect the spirit of generations of American women who have sought to defend the rights and freedom of other”
-- General (Ret.) Eric K. Shinseki
I95CHE_160913_32.JPG: Notable Accomplishments of Women in Military Service
Although women have served as true volunteers in a variety of supporting roles during every armed conflict of the United States beginning with the American Revolution, some disguised themselves as male soldiers in order to contribute more directly.
During the Civil and Spanish-American wars, the most significant contributions made by women were in the fields of health care and medicine. These contributions led to the creation of the Army Nurse Corps in 1901 and the Navy Nurse Corps in 1908.
Harriet Tubman, born in Dorchester County, Maryland in 1849, is the first woman to serve with the Union Army as a nurse, spy, and scout during the Civil War.
During WWI the following numbers of women served ni the various military departments: 21,480 Army nurses; 1,476 Navy nurses; 11,880 Navy enlisted women - Yeoman (F); 305 Marine women; and 2 Coast Guard. The Army also sent 233 bilingual telephone operators and 50 stenographers to France - all civilians.
Following the attack on Pearly Harbor on December 7, 1941, Congress authorized the following components: Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), May 1942 (served with the army but not considered a part of the Army); Navy Waves and Woman Marines, July 1942; Coast Guard SPARs, November 1942; and WAAC reestablished to the Women's Army Corps, July 1943.
Military women during WWII performed duties across the United States and overseas as nurses, postal clerks, intelligence analysts, communication specialists, truck drivers, cooks, linguists, and much more. Of special note were a group of contract women pilots known as WASPs who ferried all types of aircraft across the United States relieving male pilots for combat overseas.
Eighty-three women were held as prisoners of war in the Pacific Theater during WWII; 78 were held for nearly three years.
The efforts of the women who served in WWII changed not only the place of women in the military services, but expanded the roles and opportunities for women in the civilian labor force as well.
120,000 Women served during the Korean Conflict with some 1,000 serving in theater and more than 500 Army nurses with "boots on the ground" in Korea.
197,500 women, all volunteers, served during the Vietnam War; some 7,500 were stationed in Vietnam, most of whom were nurses.
The first women generals were appointed on June 11, 1970. In 1980 the first women graduated from the United States Service Academies.
In 2013 the Secretary of Defense officially authorized women to serve in combat roles.
I95CHE_160913_67.JPG: In Memoriam
This memorial is dedicated to the John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway maintenance workers who lost their lives while serving the customers of this highway.
Please drive carefully -- Our lives are at stake
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2016 photos: Equipment this year: I continued to use my Fuji XS-1 cameras but, depending on the event, I also used a Nikon D7000.
Seven relatively short trips this year:
two Civil War Trust conference (Gettysburg, PA and West Point, NY, with a side-trip to New York City),
my 11th consecutive San Diego Comic-Con trip (including sites in Utah, Nevada, and California),
a quick trip to Michigan for Uncle Wayne's funeral,
two additional trips to New York City, and
a Civil Rights site trip to Alabama during the November elections. Being in places where people died to preserve the rights of minority voters made the Trumputin election even more depressing.
Number of photos taken this year: just over 610,000.