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Diminishing but not Forgotten

By Eileen McDargh - Monday, March 26, 2018

Well, almost forgotten. I’m referring to the 1074 WASP (Women Air Force Service Pilots) who served this country during WWII. They took over all the domestic war time aviation duties so male pilots could fly combat missions. Collectively, they flew some 60 million air miles, towing targets for gunnery practice with live ammunition, ferrying planes, and testing planes just off the factory line. It was not without hazard… 38 of them died in the course of duty.  

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Mom’s Messages-Forget Text and Email

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, February 04, 2012
 

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Life Is Either A Daring Adventure Or It Is Nothing At All

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, January 07, 2012

At age almost 96 and on hospice, mom moves up and down like a roller coaster.  We call her YoYoMa, one of our ways of staying sane when our hearts are so heavy. Yesterday morning, she would not open her eyes or acknowledge I was there. But in the afternoon, when I returned to see her before heading out of town, her little blue eyes were bright and she said, “I’m hungry. Let’s go eat. I’ll buy!” “Wow, Mom. OK, what would you like?” “Food. To get out of here.” “Ok. Mom. I am on it.” I asked our care manager to get the print menu from the assisted living dining room. 

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GRACIE AWARD Ceremony Puts Out the Red Carpet

By Eileen McDargh - Wednesday, June 01, 2011
The Original Flygirls 

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NPR coverage of Female WWII PITS Earns Coveted GRACIE Award.

By Eileen McDargh - Thursday, May 05, 2011
The Original Fly Girls - the story of female WWII pilots. 

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Remembrances can give you goosebumps

By Eileen McDargh - Sunday, March 14, 2010
 

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Women Air Force Service Pilots WWII Finally Get Into History!

By Eileen McDargh - Saturday, March 06, 2010
 

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My Mom just won the Congressional Gold Medal

By Eileen McDargh - Friday, July 03, 2009

 

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Memorial Day Salute to the Forgotten

By Eileen McDargh - Sunday, May 24, 2009
 

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