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Linda Phelan: Women were an important part of World War II effort

December 20, 2018

Editor:

This letter is in response to the letter by Lou Wilber on Dec. 9. Mr. Wilber, your letter struck a chord with me. Your pitiful comment to attempt to diminish women’s roles in World War II, unfortunately for you, showed your misogynistic side. Here is a little history for you, Mr. Wilber: During World War II, some 350,000 women served in the U.S. Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. They included the Women’s Airforce Service. They were pilots, who on March 10, 2010, were awarded the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal. Many American women held important jobs in World War II, whether it was working at home keeping the factories running or working overseas. During this tumultuous time, they give their sons, husbands, fathers, and brothers to the war effort, they gave their time, energy, and some even gave their lives. On another note, I am thankful that our city took the time to remove the owls from the washes and relocate them. It shows me that our city, as pitiful as it may be, (your words, Mr. Gilbert), actually cares about the environment.

Linda Phelan

Lake Havasu City

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