World War II
WWII Veteran Describes Serving in the Women’s Army Corps

Ethel LaSalle served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during World War II from 1944 to 1945. The Women’s Army Corps became a full status branch of the Army in 1943, with around 150,000 women serving in it during World War II. Women who served in the WAC were the first to perform jobs other than serving as nurses. After leaving the Army, LaSalle, “Never gave it a thought that I was a veteran, because the women–we weren’t acknowledged, let’s face it.”

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