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Shirola: Women are essential to U.S. armed forces, deserve respect

Wesley Shirola, Op-Ed Contributor

October 30, 2017

Filed under Contributors, Opinion

Women have played an integral part in the United States military for most of this country’s history. In the Civil War, over 400 women disguised themselves as men to fight on the battlefields. When World War II broke out in the...

Letter to the Editor: With death of Anne Smedinghoff, America is a little poorer

Jeff Rice, Northwestern History Lecturer

April 28, 2013

Filed under Letters to Editor, Opinion

Sometime earlier this month we awoke to the news that one of the five Americans killed April 6 in Afghanistan was a 25-year-old woman, Anne Smedinghoff, from River Forest. A graduate of Johns Hopkins University, this was her second...