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Mary Agnes Hallaren
Birth: May 4, 1907
Lowell
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 2005
McLean
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA

United States Army Officer. She was the former director of the Women's Army Corps (WACs), and the first woman to officially become an officer in the United States Army. She joined the WACs shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941 and was rapidly promoted through the ranks. Throughout her career, she was a staunch supporter of the role of women in the military, believing that they could fill more than just traditional positions reserved for women, such as cooks and secretaries. With her support, women in the Army were soon filling more than two hundred positions. She retired from military service in 1960, after which she served in the United States Department of Labor until her retirement in 1978. She was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1996. Colonel Hallaren died at the Arleigh Burke Pavilion in McLean, Virginia from complications resulting from a stroke. (bio by: Steve Niederloh) 
 
Burial:
Saint Patrick Cemetery
Lowell
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Section HALLO- Lot 48-Yard 5F
 
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Originally Created by: Steve Niederloh
Record added: Nov 22, 2006
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