In World War II, women played an important role in the military through the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, which eventually became known as the Women’s Army Corps. About 150,000 women served in the corps during World War II, and were the first women in the Army who were not nurses. Marie-Louise Love, 89, a volunteer at the Gulfport Senior Center in Mississippi shared her memories with Even though it has been decades since she enlisted on her 21st birthday in 1943, she still answers to “Sarge.”



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