US First Female Soldiers
August 27, 2018 7:55 AM   Subscribe

The "Hello Girls" forged a path for women soldiers and are now getting recognized for their service. The bilingual team of women served on the front lines of battle, connecting 26 million calls for the American Expeditionary Forces in France. They served at military headquarters and outposts in the field alongside the American Expeditionary Forces in France, connecting the front lines with supply depots and military commands. They became known as the ‘Hello Girls” Yet despite this service — and despite taking a military oath —the Hello Girls were denied veteran status and benefits when they returned home.
posted by MovableBookLady (1 comment total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
The US really screwed its WWI vets. The Bonus Army is just one part of that story. Thank you, MovableBookLady, for sharing this key part.
posted by doctornemo at 1:07 PM on August 27, 2018 [1 favorite]

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