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Money & Careers

Finally Honoring “One Woman’s War”

By Luis Carlos Montalvan
By Luis Carlos Montalvan

Nearly fifty years ago, Sgt. Myrtle Vacirca-Quinn was an intelligence officer, often working behind enemy lines. Watch her, this week, as she finally receives a “Freedom Salute – Certificate of Appreciation” from the Army she served long ago.

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News

Remembering One Woman’s War

By Luis Carlos Montalvan
Pulling on her size 4 1/2 combat boots to meet her driver who sped through wartime Italy’s treacherous streets, Sgt. Myrtle Vacirca had no time to reflect on how her own unlikely history of peril and promise had brought her to this point. That day in 1943, she was just another member of the OSS, Office of Strategic Services, an…
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Politics

As Torture Memos Reveal, Gen. Karpinski Stands Up for Her Soldiers

By Chris Lombardi
Five years ago, revelations of the torture of prisoners in Iraq at Abu Ghraib prison resulted in the prosecution of low-ranking members of a military police unit headed by then-Brigadier General Janis Karpinski,who was demoted to colonel for not having prevented  abuse of detainees, despite evidence that such “extraordinary measures”  had been sanctioned by commanders in Washington. This week, when…
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