First US woman to ‘make general’ dies at age 97

Jacqlyn Cope
Feb 5, 2020 6:59 PM PST
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SUMMARY

On Jan. 7, the United States lost Brigadier General Anna Mae McCabe Hays, who died at the age of 97. It took a while for women gain ground in the military. Hays didn’t let double standards or biases against her gender limit her during he…
Gen. Hays seated in an Army hospital during her two-year deployment to India. (U.S. Army Medical Department)
Brigadier General Anna Mae Hays. (U.S Army)

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