Women Join Armed Forces
Sault U.S. History Project-WW2
"Women who stepped up were measured as citizens, not as women...this was a people's war, and everyone was in it." -Oveta Hobby
About 400,000 American women played important roles in the military effort during the war. Sixteen women were given purple hearts as a result of injury due to enemy action. Over 400 women lost their lives in the military for American troops. 68,000 women served as nurses in the army and navy in addition to these new organizations.