Midwestern Mother: The First Female On Normandy

She never talked about it to her sons, but she was the first woman to step foot on the beaches of Normandy in the D-Day invasion. Mary Rexford served in the Red Cross during WWII—specifically, in the Clubmobile Women Teams—roving groups of three or more women assigned to a converted truck that delivered doughnuts, coffee, and cheer to enlisted men on the front lines. [PIC: Rexford on left]


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