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Female WWII Pilots Barred From Arlington National Cemetery
Electric shock Show this Post
01-02-2016, 12:38 AM #1
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McLEAN, Va. (AP) — The ashes of World War II veteran Elaine Harmon are sitting in a closet in her daughter's home, where they will remain until they can go to what her family says is her rightful resting place: Arlington National Cemetery.
Harmon piloted aircraft in World War II under a special program, Women Airforce Service Pilots, that flew noncombat missions to free up male pilots for combat. Granted veteran status in 1977, the WASPs have been eligible to have their ashes placed at Arlington with military honors since 2002.

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01-02-2016, 12:50 AM #2
Coolchick Member
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huh. i didnt know there were any female pilots in WWII...

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01-02-2016, 01:06 AM #3
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(01-02-2016, 12:50 AM)Coolchick Wrote:  huh. i didnt know there were any female pilots in WW11...

Nor did I.
I realize Arlington is running out of room, but they need to make an exception in this instance. This is shameful.

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Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
01-02-2016, 03:19 AM #4
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thats sexist. shame..for a place of great honor



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