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April 23, 2001 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventy years ago, Wang Yunmei was a national hero. Her experience as squadron leader of modern China's first all-woman army unit was immortalized in the movie and ballet "Red Detachment of Women." Now 90 years old, Wang sits on display with three other female veterans in a memorial theme park on Hainan island, up the coast from the site of the recent spy plane collision that sent U.S.-China relations into a tailspin. Behind wooden-barred windows with no glass, they sleep two to a room.
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April 23, 2001 | CHING-CHING NI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventy years ago, Wang Yunmei was a national hero. Her experience as squadron leader of modern China's first all-woman army unit was immortalized in the movie and ballet "Red Detachment of Women." Now 90 years old, Wang sits on display with three other female veterans in a memorial theme park on Hainan island, up the coast from the site of the recent spy plane collision that sent U.S.-China relations into a tailspin. Behind wooden-barred windows with no glass, they sleep two to a room.
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August 25, 1988
The Veterans Administration has opened a mental health clinic in San Francisco specifically for female veterans. The clinic, which offers short-term individual counseling and group sessions, was opened to serve about 64,000 female veterans in Northern California, said Gloria Svare, a psychiatric social worker and clinic director. So far, about 50 women ages 27 to 71 have gone to the clinic for problems including depression and substance abuse.
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October 19, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER and STEVEN GRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In aging uniforms and gleaming medals, some leaning on canes, others walking with sure steps, thousands of female veterans converged on Washington on Saturday to dedicate a memorial intended to give recognition to American women's military service and sacrifice. Women whose military careers were spent in the shadow of men came together for the opening of the $21.
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October 17, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of female veterans are expected to attend four days of events celebrating the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, ready for dedication Saturday. The $21.5-million memorial at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery will honor the military service of nearly 2 million women.
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October 19, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER and STEVEN GRAY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In aging uniforms and gleaming medals, some leaning on canes, others walking with sure steps, thousands of female veterans converged on Washington on Saturday to dedicate a memorial intended to give recognition to American women's military service and sacrifice. Women whose military careers were spent in the shadow of men came together for the opening of the $21.
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May 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Bilinda Hemphill-Osburne, Memorial Day evokes bittersweet memories of her tour as an Air Force administration specialist stationed in Germany in 1970, the height of the Vietnam War. While the Santa Clarita Valley resident may have been spared a front-line view of the atrocities of war, Hemphill-Osburne still fought the battles of sexism and racism like so many of her African American sisters-in-arms.
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November 6, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The Sepulveda VA Medical Center will recognize the contributions of women veterans Thursday, with a special event featuring speakers, health information and medical screenings. "This is a great opportunity for us here in the hospital to reach out to women veterans," said Kallie Wight, a counselor in the Women Veterans Health Program.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Bilinda Hemphill-Osburne, Memorial Day evokes bittersweet memories of her tour as an Air Force administration specialist stationed in West Germany in 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War. Although the Santa Clarita Valley resident may have been spared a front-line view of the atrocities of war, Hemphill-Osburne still fought the battles of sexism and racism like so many of her African American sisters-in-arms.
NEWS
June 15, 1992 | PAMELA WARRICK
There are plenty of statues of soldiers in Washington--soldiers shooting, saluting, riding horses. But don't look for any women. Judging from monuments around the capital, women haven't done much soldiering. Not so, says Brig. Gen. Myrna Williamson, who retired in 1989 as the highest-ranking woman in the Army after 28 years of service. "Women's military history dates back as far as our country does. It's just nobody seems to know about it," she says.
NEWS
October 17, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Thousands of female veterans are expected to attend four days of events celebrating the Women in Military Service for America Memorial, ready for dedication Saturday. The $21.5-million memorial at the entrance to Arlington National Cemetery will honor the military service of nearly 2 million women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Bilinda Hemphill-Osburne, Memorial Day evokes bittersweet memories of her tour as an Air Force administration specialist stationed in Germany in 1970, the height of the Vietnam War. While the Santa Clarita Valley resident may have been spared a front-line view of the atrocities of war, Hemphill-Osburne still fought the battles of sexism and racism like so many of her African American sisters-in-arms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 1997 | KARIMA A. HAYNES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For Bilinda Hemphill-Osburne, Memorial Day evokes bittersweet memories of her tour as an Air Force administration specialist stationed in West Germany in 1970, at the height of the Vietnam War. Although the Santa Clarita Valley resident may have been spared a front-line view of the atrocities of war, Hemphill-Osburne still fought the battles of sexism and racism like so many of her African American sisters-in-arms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1996 | DARRELL SATZMAN
The Sepulveda VA Medical Center will recognize the contributions of women veterans Thursday, with a special event featuring speakers, health information and medical screenings. "This is a great opportunity for us here in the hospital to reach out to women veterans," said Kallie Wight, a counselor in the Women Veterans Health Program.
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November 15, 1995 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught wants YOU! At least she does if you are a woman veteran. For the past seven years, Vaught, a retired Air Force brigadier general, has been combing the country for names of women who have served or are serving in the military. There have been an estimated 1.8 million since the Revolutionary War and most of their records have disappeared. Vaught, 65, a Vietnam veteran, is trying to put them back into history and it's proving to be a lot harder than she had expected.
NEWS
June 15, 1992 | PAMELA WARRICK
There are plenty of statues of soldiers in Washington--soldiers shooting, saluting, riding horses. But don't look for any women. Judging from monuments around the capital, women haven't done much soldiering. Not so, says Brig. Gen. Myrna Williamson, who retired in 1989 as the highest-ranking woman in the Army after 28 years of service. "Women's military history dates back as far as our country does. It's just nobody seems to know about it," she says.
NEWS
November 15, 1995 | CONNIE KOENENN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught wants YOU! At least she does if you are a woman veteran. For the past seven years, Vaught, a retired Air Force brigadier general, has been combing the country for names of women who have served or are serving in the military. There have been an estimated 1.8 million since the Revolutionary War and most of their records have disappeared. Vaught, 65, a Vietnam veteran, is trying to put them back into history and it's proving to be a lot harder than she had expected.
NEWS
August 25, 1988
The Veterans Administration has opened a mental health clinic in San Francisco specifically for female veterans. The clinic, which offers short-term individual counseling and group sessions, was opened to serve about 64,000 female veterans in Northern California, said Gloria Svare, a psychiatric social worker and clinic director. So far, about 50 women ages 27 to 71 have gone to the clinic for problems including depression and substance abuse.
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