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May 11, 1917, EO 2617 Calls for Enlistment of Women Telephone Operators into Army Signal Corps
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 4:43am
Military & Veterans
During World War I, around 7000 U.S. and Canadian women telephone operators volunteered, but only 447 were selected, to serve with the Army Signal Corps in France and England, becoming the Army's first female combat unit.
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