From the beginning of War, women have always stepped up to the call, even going so far as to disguise themselves as men to be able to serve their country. Even after women were permitted to serve in World War I, many veterans felt that after the war women should just return to the kitchen and leave the matters of the world to the men.
Many women who served in WWII and in Korea do not feel they have earned veteran status because they did not go off to war or carry a gun into combat. Hence they have not applied for VA benefits they have earned through service to their country. The VA has mandated that each veteran hospital and each regional office must have a women veterans representative.
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