Prior to the 1940s, women had a limited ability to serve in the U.S. military. Until 1980, women that had served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps were not recognized as veterans or awarded any kind of benefits that male soldiers were able to obtain. It wasn't until 2013 that women achieved full status in the military, meaning that they could serve in direct ground combat.
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Source: The Veterans Site Blog, History.com, Insider.com