During World War II, more than 150,000 women served in the Women’s Army Corps., which put them to task in roughly 200 different types of non-combat roles in the U.S. and overseas.

Meet two Minnesota veterans of World War II and discover what it was like for these trailblazers to serve their country from basic training in Iowa, to working in England and finally to the end of the war, when the entire world seemed to be knee-deep in ticker tape.

This clip is from “Women Serving in War” which was produced in partnership with the MN Department of Veterans Affairs.

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This story is part of the collection The Call to Serve: Stories of Sacrifice, War and the Way Home, which was funded by the Fred C. and Katherine B. Andersen Foundation.