Women in the Persian Gulf War
In commemoration of Women's History Month, the Library of Congress' Veterans History Project organized a panel discussion composed of four female veterans of the Persian Gulf War. Each woman's experience in the conflict was equally as diverse as her background. The speakers range from Commander Darlene Iskra—who was the first woman in American history to command a ship in the U.S. Navy—to Juanita Mullen—who served stateside during the conflict, and was among the first Native American woman to serve in the U.S. Air Force. Each woman also describes her personal experiences as a female veteran in the years following the Gulf War.