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US COAST GUARD Olivia Hooker, World War II veteran photo

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US COAST GUARD Olivia Hooker, World War II veteran photo

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NEW YORK - Dr. Olivia Hooker, 97, who holds the distinction of being the first African-American woman admitted into the U.S. Coast Guard in 1945, addresses an audience at a Women's History Month celebration in Manhattan's Federal Hall on Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Dr Hooker, who went on to earn her doctorate in psychology, joined the service as a SPAR -- Semper Paratus, Always Ready -- the acronym used for female service personnal during World War II. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Thomas McKenzie

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30/03/2011
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