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Former Army nurse, 100, recalls World War II experiences
200821-A-ZZ999-0021.JPG Photo By: Chad J. McNeeley, DOD

WASHINGTON, District of Columbia - Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents World War II veteran Lt. Regina Benson with the Joint Service Achievement Medal, July 10, 2020. Benson, an Army nurse stationed in Japan and Hawaii during the war, served in dangerous conditions, endured similar horrors as her battlefield brethren, and ultimately paved the way for women like her to join the military.


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