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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Representative Edith N. Rogers of Massachusetts introduced a bill for the creation of the Women’s Auxiliary Corp after seeing the maltreatment of women who served during WWI. She wanted to assure that women who served to support the troops during that war had all the rights and benefits afforded to soldiers. Congress approved the formation of WAC in 1942 and President Franklin D Roosevelt signed it into law the following day. WAC was later disbanded in 1978 so that women could be completely assimilated into the armed forces.