AUSA’s Army Matters Podcast

Three Million Stories of Heroism and Bravery

October 24, 2022

For almost two centuries, women were not allowed to join the U.S. Military – yet millions served. Now with almost 20% of the military being female, the Military Women’s Memorial is celebrating the three million women who have served the Nation in both peace and war -- since before the founding of the Republic.  Host COL (Ret.) Dan Roper sits down with CW5 (Ret.) Phyllis Wilson, the Memorial’s President, to share their stories of bravery, how the Memorial is celebrating its 25th anniversary… and what types of (crumbled) cookies taste the best in a combat zone. 


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  • Guest: CW5 (Ret) Phyllis Wilson, President, Military Women’s Memorial


  • Host: COL (Ret) Dan Roper 


Audio Clip Credits:


Military Women's Memorial 25th Anniversary Program. YouTube, 2022.


US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. 2019. Video.



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