Wednesday, March 18, 2009
HOLY CRAP. WOMEN PILOTS. (NO, I did NOT know they existed in WWII, thank you education).
"All 17 female senators want to see female pilots who served during receive the the highest civilian honor Congress can give."
Dude, a female senator coalition. That shit is dangerous and awesome in every way. What else are they capable of!? Has this happened before? I'll have to get Steven on this!
They want to award the "WASPs" (Women Airforce Service Pilots) Congressional Medals of Honor, "the highest civilian honor Congress can give." Why hasn't this happened before?
More on the Women Airforce Service Pilots available on their webpage or in the book Flygirl by Sherri L. Smith (of which, PBS provides an exerpt).
PS: Don't forget to follow the WRC's Tweets from the Conference this weekend!
Edit: The PBS excerpt comes from A WASP Among Eagles by Ann Baumgartner Carl. My mistake!