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Those Plucky Women of World War II
Few believed they could do it. During World War II, 350,000 American women joined the Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Army Air Corps. People disapproved, but the women persevered and outshone everyone’s expectations. Celebrate National Women's History Month as Kayleen Reusser, author of books on World War II, shares stories from interviews with women who served in various branches. The stories are frank, personal and heartfelt. From helping to assemble parts for a top-secret weapon to nursing wounded men in France, these women responded wholeheartedly during their country’s time of need and helped to win the war.
About the Author
Kayleen Reusser has more than two decades of professional writing experience. Her portfolio includes thousands of articles and posts written for dozens of magazines, blogs, newspapers and books. Kayleen’s passion for our country’s military has spurred her to interview and write the stories of more than 200 World War II veterans during the last six years. Some of Kayleen’s books are We Fought to Win: American World War II Veterans Share Their Stories, It Was Our Way Too: Youth in the Shadows of World War II, D-Day: Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Tell about Normandy and Captured!: Stories of American World War II Prisoners of War. These books contain dozens of personal narratives of our nation’s brave service men and women.
This program is appropriate for ages 16+. An invitation to join this virtual talk will be sent to participants one day prior to the event. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link. Register by clicking on the "Begin Registration" button (below).
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