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Life well lived: Anna Mae Hays, first female general in US military, dies at 97

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Anna Mae Hays served during World War II as an army nurse, working in a jungle hospital in India. She went on to serve in two more wars. She was promoted to one-star brigadier general in 1970, making her the first female general in the United States military. The military pioneer died this week at the age of 97.

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