Memorial Service Held for Pioneering WW2 Veteran Dorothy Hall

Army nurses during WWII.
Army nurses during WWII.

Dorothy Hall passed away at the age of 98. At her memorial, many people who knew and loved her paid their respects. Many more, who had never met her, came to honor her for her service to this country.

Seven female veterans from various branches of the military served as Hall’s pallbearers. It was a way to say thank you to someone who led the way for them to have the opportunity to serve themselves.

Hall was a medical technician in the Army from 1943 to 1946, during World War II, WHAS11 reported.

Janice Pullen works with NABVETS and Lady Veterans Connect said that she is grateful that Hall served. “…Somebody had to be the pioneer and I thank her for being that pioneer and I am here to show my support because of it.”

Sherry Whitehouse, Lady Veterans Connect co-founder, said that Hall was modest about her accomplishments. “It’s our job that we continue to reach this older generation of, especially our women veterans and make sure that they get a thank you and they are honored.”

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE