Welcome to Episode 20 of the Voices to Veterans podcast. This episode features the story of Private First Class Sue (Van Meter) Hodge, U.S. Army.
As a kid growing up in Oklahoma, Sue watched her older brothers serve in the Army and the Air Force and wanted desperately to join the military, too. She didn’t know, though, that women could enlist until one of her brothers told her she could. A few years later, Sue fulfilled her dream by joining the Women’s Army Corps, also known as the WACs. Sue’s story provides a window into what it was like to be a woman in the Army in the early 1960s, dealing with the Cuban Missile Crisis and paving the way for the many women who serve in the U.S. military today.
If you’d prefer to read Sue’s story, or want to see additional photographs documenting her service, please check out the written version of this podcast.
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