“First Ever”

I was the first-ever woman gunnery officer in the U.S. Navy.  The first American-born Korean woman. Being the “first-ever” anything had its price, a blessing and a curse at the same time. Some men wanted me to fail because I was a woman: they were the ones who believed that women didn’t belong in uniform.

– Susan Ahn (Cuddy), Navy WAVE Officer

 

THIS PAGE IS PROVIDED COURTESY OF Katie Doane

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