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Women's History Month Observance

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 11:00 to 14:30

In observance of Women's History Month, the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee will participate in a symposium and luncheon surrounding women's issues and honoring Veterans to include women who served in the Korean War.  The Master of Ceremonies is Leon Harris, Anchor, ABC7/WJLA-TV and the keynote speaker is General (Ret) Gordon R. Sullivan, President, AUSA.  As part of the program, women Veterans were inducted into the Hall of Fame to include BG (Ret) Anna Mae Hays who was in the category of "Women Who Served in The Korean War."  BG (Ret) Anna Mae Hays was commissioned in the Army Nurse Corps in 1942.  During the Korean War, she mobilized with the 4th Field Hospital in 1950 and participated in the notorious Inchon Landing.  The hospital unit cared for more than 25,000 patients during the next 10 months, one night receiving 700 patients.  In the bitter cold and with insufficient supplies, the operating rooms were in constant use.  In many ways, Korea was far worse than anything Anna Mae had experienced.  On June 11, 1970 she became the first woman and the first nurse in American military history to attain general officer rank.

In observance of Women's History Month, the Department of Defense 60th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Committee participated in a symposium and luncheon surrounding women's issues and honoring Veterans to include women who served in the Korean War.  The Master of Ceremonies was Leon Harris, Anchor, ABC7/WJLA-TV and the keynote speaker was General (Ret) Gordon R. Sullivan, President, AUSA.  As part of the program, women Veterans were inducted into the Hall of Fame to include BG (Ret) Anna Mae Hays who was in the category of "Women Who Served in The Korean War."  BG (Ret) Anna Mae Hays was commissioned in the Army Nurse Corps in 1942.  During the Korean War, she mobilized with the 4th Field Hospital in 1950 and participated in the notorious Inchon Landing.  The hospital unit cared for more than 25,000 patients during the next 10 months, one night receiving 700 patients.  In the bitter cold and with insufficient supplies, the operating rooms were in constant use.  In many ways, Korea was far worse than anything Anna Mae had experienced.  On June 11, 1970 she became the first woman and the first nurse in American military history to attain general officer rank.

Location

Cannon Caucus Room
Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC
United States