Ferndale, WA (Vocus) March 13, 2009
According to the U.S. census bureau there is currently a total of 198,400 active-duty women in the military. Women's struggle for inclusion and equal rights in the U.S. military is a rich part of women's history.
The first American woman soldier--Deborah Sampson--enlisted in the Continental Army during the American Revolution. Because women were not eligible to enlist in the military at that time, Sampson disguised herself as a man. After sustaining injuries after a year and half of service, Gen. George Washington gave Sampson an honorable discharge from the army at West Point. Years later Sampson successfully campaigned publicly to receive a pension from the U.S. Army for her service. Her success bridged the gender gap in veterans' benefits for many years to come.
Other women throughout American history including women in various roles during World War II, Korean War and every armed conflict to the present have paved the way for today's women service members to participate in combat, command roles and senior leadership positions.
In remembering these great American women service members of the past, Subscriptions for Soldiers asks Americans during National Women's History month to honor American women serving in the military right now who have dedicated their lives to the ideas of the pioneering women soldiers through their service to our country.
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