Jean Ridenhour is an inspirational female Korean War veteran who helped pave the way for women in military service. While women played an important role in conflicts dating back to the American Revolution, they were not always allowed to serve as they do today.
Jean remembers well when the world changed. At 18 years old, she signed up with WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as a Navy Communication Technician Second Class where she worked with the NSA in Washington D.C.
Not enough for Jean, she volunteered for further service when her initial contract was up. She spent a year serving her country during the Korean War. For this service, she deserves our deepest respect. Listen to her story in the video below.
As we honor this groundbreaking female Korean War veteran, let’s take a moment to remember all who served. We support and deeply appreciate all who gave so much for our country.
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