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January 25, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Visitors Center Auditorium
200 SE Fourth Street
Abilene, KS 67410
Women's Army Corps recruitment poster World War II
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Never a Dull Moment: Kansan Dorothy Dull, World War II Women's Army Corps

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Join us for a light lunch as Jeff Nelson, Eisenhower Presidential Museum curatorial staff, tells about the experiences of Dorothy Dull from Clifton, Kansas, who served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II on General MacArthur's clerical staff. Her story sheds light on the challenges faced by women stationed near the front lines. The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was a branch of the United States Army, created during World War II when the U.S. was faced with fighting a two-front war while continuing to support the Allies. Women supplied the additional resources so desperately needed in the military and industrial sectors. Members of the WAC were the first women other than nurses to serve within the ranks of the United States Army. Over 150,000 American women served in the WAC during the war, challenging perceptions of the traditional role of women in the workplace and in the military.