African American Army and Nursing Pioneer Passes Away

The Washington Post published an article today honoring the late Hazel Johnson-Brown, 83, who was the first African-American woman to rise to the rank of general in the Army. She also served as chief of the Army Nurse Corps.education masters degree

Brown passed away in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.

According to the article, her story is the harrowing one of a farm girl form Pennsylvania who enlisted in 1955, seven years after President Truman racially desegregated the U.S. Military.

She was a highly educated, decorated hero for both her work in nursing and for her contributions to national security.

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