U.S. Army


Women’s History Month: Oveta Culp Hobby

“Journalist, Business Leader, Public Servant”   Oveta Culp Hobby (1905-1995) was one of most recognized women of the 1940s through the 1980s. Born in 1905 in Killeen, Bell County, Texas, by the age of 25 she had earned a law degree and was both the Assistant City Attorney in Houston and the parliamentarian of the  Texas House of Representatives. But …Continue reading →

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Womens History Month: Womens Airforce Service Pilots

Adapted and updated from “Memorial Day 2009″ which first appeared simultaneously at GeneaBlogie and The Peripatetic Graveyard Rabbit on May 25, 2009. If you haven’t been to Arlington, Virginia in the last several years, you may not recognize the two memorials shown above.  The top one is the “Women in Military Service for America” memorial and it stands near the …Continue reading →

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Today is the 232d Birthday of the United States Army

And to mark the occasion, Geneablogie has asked Jill Daniels, “England’s No. 1 WWII/1940s Entertainer,” to favor (or as she says, “favour”) us with a celebratory reminiscence of a great Irving Berlin tune. Draftees from New York City report to Camp Upton, Yaphank, Long Island in 1917. Among the soldiers trained at Camp Upton was a Russian emigre born Israel …Continue reading →

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