Florence Blanchfield Becomes First female army officer

Florence Blanchfield Becomes First female army officer
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In a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, General Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence Blanchfield to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, making her the first woman in U.S. history to hold permanent military rank. – History

Cover Photo: General Dwight D. Eisenhower appoints Florence Blanchfield to be a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army