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Updated: 03/19/2017 08:30:02AM

Museum honors ‘Rosie the Riveters’

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Char Quinn, Kay McNeil and Betty Newell representing American women, aka Rosie the Riveters, who played a key part in World War II working in factories and shipyards, did jobs previously done by men who went off to war.

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World War II representatives, (sitting) Ann Welk, Army Nurse Corp; Grace Chicken, U.S. Air Force; Betty Newell ‘Rosie Riveter’ civilian truck driver; and Kay McNeil, U.S. Navy.

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Korea War veterans Rose Deck, U.S. Navy; Barbara Carney, U.S. Air Force; and Camille Fargo, U.S. Air Force.

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Vietnam veterans Connie White, U.S. Army; Pam Reis, U.S. Navy; Mary Lou Johnson, U.S. Army; Lee Ann Struckman, WAC; Elsie Moriarty, U.S. Army; and Mary Lee Chalifour, U.S. Air Force.

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Kim Werla, U.S. Navy; Maryann Floyd, U.S. Navy; Lori Howard, U.S. Marine Corps and the new Executive DIrector of the Military Heritage Museum; Susan Haray, U.S. Coast Guard; Betty Ciszewski, U.S. Army Reserves, all representing the Cold War, Dessert Storm, Granada, Afghanistan and more current conflicts.

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Rose Deck, U.S. Navy, who served in the Korean War shared her experiences along with the others.

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A reception honoring women who have served in the military or as “Rosie the Riveters,” was held Thursday at the Military Heritage Museum, Fishermen’s Village, Punta Gorda. From World War II to the present, stories were shared by the women of their time serving. Afterward there were refreshments, hosted by the newly appointed Executive Director for the Military Heritage Museum, Lori Howard.

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