Lt. Kara Spears Hultgreen, U.S. Navy -- Was the first female
pilot killed after the Department of Defense Risk rule was rescinded. Lt.
Hultgreen was one of the first U.S. Navy female combat pilots.
(Rear Adm.) Grace Murray Hopper - 1906-1992 U.S. Navy -- Was a mathematician,
and a pioneer in data processing and computer science. Admiral Hopper invented
COBOL and coined the term "bug" in computers. When she retired
from the Navy in 1986, at the age of 80, she was the oldest officer on
active duty. Admiral Hopper
Maj. Marie Therese Rossi, U.S. Army -- Was a female helicopter
pilot killed the day after the cease fire which ended Operation Desert
Storm (the Persian Gulf War).
Delano -- Second superintendent of Army Nurse Corps 1909-12, active
with the Red Cross during World War II.
Juanita Hipps -- Wrote I Served on Bataan, best seller
in 1943 and basis for movie "So Proudly We Hail," World War II
Juliet O. Hopkins -- "Florence Nightingale of South"
during the Civil War.
B. 05-07-1818, Juliet Ann Opie Hopkins - Although she actually
did the job of supervising the Chimborazo Hospital during the Civil War,
her husband got the title of hospital supervisor (and the money) because
the Alabama legislature refused to recognize a women in any professional
She actually went onto the battlefields to minister
to the Confederate wounded and was wounded herself.
JOH was buried with full military honors at Arlington
National Cemetery. [-iks]
Anita Newcomb McGee - 1864-1940 -- First woman Army surgeon in 1898,
assigned to secure and train nurses for the Spanish American War. When
the war ended she organized the Army Nurse Corps under the U.S. Surgeon
General and served as its first director and the first woman assistant
Barbara Allen Rainey - 1948 - 1982 -- First woman pilot in the
history of the U.S. Navy, earning her gold wins in 1974. She was killed
while training another pilot, in an air accident in Florida
Mary Randolph -- First person buried on grounds that became Arlington
Cemetery, cousin of Mary Custis, wife of Gen. Robert E. Lee, wrote The
Virginia Housewife, a best seller in late 1700s .
Ream - 1847 - 1914 -- Sculpted Lincoln statue in Capitol at age 18.
First woman artist to be commissioned by the government and last artist
whom Lincoln sat for before his death; sculpted many other statues, including
Sappho, the poetess, above her grave.
Fay Bainter -- Actress during silent films (wife of Lt. Cmdr.
Lt. Ollie Josephine B. Bennett -- Pioneer woman Army doctor during
World War I.
Source: Fact Sheet, Military District of Washington, U.S.
Army and the files of Captain Barbara A. Wilson on military women.