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Copelof Educates And Entertains Large Audience

At The Museum


Last updated 11/13/2019 at 5:11pm

Maureen Copelof (right) talks at the military museum. (Courtesy photo)

On Nov. 7, Maureen Copelof, captain, U.S. Navy (retired) told entertaining stories depicting the progress women have fought for and achievements made in the U.S. service branches, beginning with the Revolutionary War. Copelof shared amusing pictures, drawings and stories about women who dressed as men, even pasting on beards and mustaches, to be able to serve in the 1700s and 1800s. The full-house audience learned how each of the five service branches began with auxiliary-type branches for women to serve, until finally incorporating women as full participants in pay, pensions, and, eventual...

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