Sunday, December 7, 2014

Today in HERstory

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December 7, 1941

The Japanese attack Pearl Harbor. Captain Annie Fox, the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field, will go on to receive the first Purple Heart awarded to a woman for her service while under attack at Pearl Harbor. At that time, the Purple Heart did not require the service person to be injured. The requirements were changed after the attack of Pearl Harbor and LT Fox was awarded the Bronze Star because Fox was not wounded in the attack.