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Rep. Steven Palazzo Honors WWII Female Veteran

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - March is recognized as Women's History Month and one woman who served the nation during World War II received a special honor Friday.

Corp. Maybert Titus Polk served in the Women's Army Corps in the 1940s as a radio technician. WWIIwas the first time women served in the army other than nurses.

"When Maybert Titus was born in 1923, her parents probably never though she would serve her country as a soldier or that she would ever need to," said  Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi's 4th Congressional District.

Palazzo presented Polk with two awards, a Women's Army Corps Service Medal and a World War II Victory Medal.

"Mrs. Maybert Polk you are of one the nation's greatest generations," said Palazzo.

Polk served as a radio technician, doing maintenance on the radios of fighter planes. She said she was impressed with the WAC and their accomplishments and that's the main reason why she wanted to become a soldier.

"We went in and we did jobs the people probably thought we would never do, that we were capable of doing," said Polk.

Polk said Friday's ceremony was a day she never thought would come.

"Words can't tell you how I feel about it," she said. "Just the fact that they remember that we were there too, not just the men, but we were there too."

"It was strictly a man's world and we stepped in, and we did it," she said.

Polk said if she had to do it all over again she would step up in a heart beat.

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