Pets for Vets and WASP Denied Burial at Arlington
Join MG (ret) Frank Schober who has helped establish a very special program for Veterans in Santa Fe, NM…Called Vets for Pets( Not to be confused with the national Vets for Pets program) in which animal shelters donate dogs or cats to Veterans…primarily to provide a companion and a reason for Vets to want to live. The Santa Fe New Mexico Animal Shelter has recently began a free adoption service for veterans looking for a pet dog or cat. Contact them for more information.
WWII Women Airforce Service Pilots – Refused Burial at Arlington
During the Second World War, women pilots were given the opportunity to fly military aircraft for the first time in history. In the United States, famed aviatrix Jacqueline Cochran formed the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, where over one thousand women flyers ferried aircraft from factories to airbases throughout the United States from 1942 to 1944. The WASP operated from 110 facilities and flew more than sixty million miles in seventy-eight different types of aircraft, from the smallest trainers to the fastest fighters and the largest bombers. The WASP performed every duty inside the cockpit as their male counterparts, except combat, and thirty-eight women pilots gave their lives in the service of their country. Yet, notwithstanding their outward appearance as official members of the U.S. Army Air Forces, the WASP were considered civil servants during the war. Despite a highly publicized attempt to militarize in 1944, the women pilots would not be granted veteran status until 1977.
And now they have changed the rules again and are not allowing WASPs to be buried at Arlington.
Join our guest, author Amy Goodpaster Strebe, to learn more about this outrageous betrayal of these amazing women. Read here
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