MD-Columbia 102 Year Old WWII Veteran Has Park Named In Her Honor

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    Vivian "Millie" Bailey enrolled in the WACs ( Women's Army Corps) during WWII. Among other positions, she served as the Commandant of the Women's Detachment #2 at Ft. Benning GA, until 1946. Full story at
    102-year-old World War II veteran has a park in Maryland named in her honor

    From the article:
    "Bailey, 102, who has lived in Columbia for 50 years, was present as County Executive Calvin Ball officially opened the Vivian C. "Millie" Bailey Neighborhood Square in her honor on Oct. 22.'

    ""The reason that I went into the Army, the main reason, was that jobs were not good in Oklahoma, where I lived in Tulsa. Because of the segregation, the jobs were limited. That was the reason I went into the service," said Bailey.......

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