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Women's Army Corps
As many as 150,000 American women served in the corps during World War II. They were the first women other than nurses to serve with the Army. While conservative opinion in the leadership of the Army and public opinion generally was initially opposed to women serving in uniform, the shortage of men necessitated a new policy.
The WAC was disestablished in 1978. Since then, women in the U.S. Army have served in the same units as men but do not have combat duties.
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