Wednesday, July 7, 2010


June Drew, one of the first women pilots to fly a U.S. Military Aircraft received her Congressional Medal on July 5th, 2010, at the Veterans Memorial Park, in the pavilion, near the newly installed and landscaped Women’s Memorial Wall. It was presented by Violette Denney (right) and Tina Clune (left), members of the Abraham Baldwin Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. It was a surprise to Mrs. Drew and she said that she was going to put it under her pillow but her daughter wants to frame it for display. The wording on the medal is “WOMEN AIRFORCE SERVICE PILOTS” and “1942 – 1944.” On the reverse side it reads “THE FIRST WOMEN IN HISTORY TO FLY AMERICAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT” and “ACT OF CONGRESS 2009.” These women were extremely brave and wanted to serve their country when they were needed.


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