Posted By:Patrick McSherry
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Subject:Re: Crew List for USS Olympia -Phillipines
Post Date:November 22, 2004 at 06:01:25
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/spanishamericanwar/messages/367.html
Forum:Spanish-American War Forum
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To my knowledge, women were not generally eligible for membership in the United Spanish American War Veterans, because women did not serve in the military. There may be a few cases that would have to be checked - some nurses - but even most female nurses were contract nurses and not members of the military. A female, however, could be a member of the United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary. This, was a group that helped meet the needs of the members of the United Spanish War Veterans membership.