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    Minn. senator calls for Arlington National Cemetery to allow female WWII pilots

    January 22, 2016

    MINNESOTA -- A Faribault woman who served in Civil Air Patrol in 1942 and later trained pilots for combat during World War ll is one of the last remaining Women Airforce Service Pilots, also known as WASPs. Now U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to make sure Elizabeth Strohfus, 96, and others like her are honored for their service. On Wednesday, Klobuchar announced she sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Eric Fanning (who is undergoing the confirmation process to become secretary of the Army), asking them to allow WASPs like Strohfus to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery if they choose. Klobuchar said a bill has been introduced as well, to help make that happen.

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