Special Report

45 Women Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

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Allie G. Harshaw (1918-2013)
> Known as: First Black female Air Force master sergeant to retire with 30 years of military service

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Anita Newcomb McGee (1864-1940)
> Known as: First female surgeon in the U.S. Army

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Anna Etheridge Hooks (1839-1913)
> Known as: Nurse who served in 32 battles during the Civil War

Source: Public Domain / Wikimedia Commons

Barbara Allen Rainey (1948-1982)
> Known as: First woman pilot in the Navy (killed in an aircraft accident in 1982)

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Beatrice V. Ball (1902-1963)
> Known as: Senior officer in SPAR, the U.S. Coast Guard women’s reserve

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