From the Vault: The First Woman Decorated for Heroism in a Combat Zone — 1944

by Paula Bosse


by Paula Bosse

Today is International Women’s Day. What better time to look back at a Dallas woman who, as a member of the Army Nurse Corps, served in field hospitals during World War II and became the first woman to receive the Silver Star for valor in combat. Read about her story of keeping her cool as she and her team worked in hospital tents on the Anzio beachhead as they were attacked by German long-range artillery in the Flashback Dallas post from last year, “Lt. Mary L. Roberts, The ‘Angel of Anzio’ — The First Woman Awarded the Silver Star,” here.


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