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
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“FIRST EVER” HISPANIC WAVES NATIVE AMERICAN WAVES AFRICAN AMERICAN WAVES
OFFENSIVE POLICY BREAKTHROUGH IN 1944