The National Association of

Black Military Women 
(formerly known as Black WAAC, WAC, Women in Service)

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TO TELL "HERSTORY" and TELL IT WE SHALL
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The "Original 21" who came together and made NABMW possible.


LUCILLE BROWN, HAMPTON, VIRGINIA


JETTA M. FLAGG, JAMAICA, NEW YORK


MILDRED C. KELLY,


CATHERINE L. BOWIE, DALLAS, TEXAS


EMMA DETRESSE, ST ALBANS, NEW YORK


FRANCES SHERMAN BURNES, JAMAICA, NEW YORK


MAMIE B. RILEY, OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSOURI


NOVELIA AULS, SHADYSIDE, MARYLAND


THELMA COLE-REID, CENTERREACH LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK


BERNICE GREENE, SILVER SPRINGS, MARYLAND


DORIS RICHARDSON, WESTBURY LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK


DOROTHY BARTLETT, DETROIT, MICHIGAN


RUTH R. MERCER, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA


ROSE E. THOMSON, HAMPTON VIRGINIA


GLADYS C. TOLIVER, CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY


AGNES H. WASHINGTON, LINDENWOLD, NEW JERSEY


VERONICA JACKSON, HAMPTON, VIRGINIA


PRISCILLIA RIDDICK, NORFOLK, VIRGINIA


DORIS V. PENNINGTON, HAMPTON, VIRGINIA


JAMMIE L. COLSTON, RICHMOND, VIRGINIA


GRENDEL A. HOWARD, FORT MONROE, VIRGINIA