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Behaved Women Rarely Ever Make History
November 18, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Designed to pose the question, “What inspires you?” the Inspired Speakers Series features individuals who are not only passionate, but inspire others along the way. This talk features Brooke King, U.S. Army Veteran, professor, poet, and author. For too long, American women on the battlefield from the American Revolution to the current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq, have had their courage and gallantry gone unnoticed. While serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout, spy, and soldier, Harriet Tubman led raids against the enemy, freeing some 750 slaves. Busting gender stereotypes, Josette Dermody Wingo enlisted as a gunner’s mate in the navy in World War II to teach sailors to fire Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns. Marine Barbara Dulinsky served under fire in Saigon during the Tet Offensive of 1968, and Brooke King served as a machine gunner with the army in Operation Iraqi Freedom. All these women served, each one more remarkable in their feats of heroism and bravery who took it upon themselves to put their lives in great peril on the battlefield all in the name of serving their country. This Veteran’s Day its time to honor these women veterans and their voluntary service to the United States.