Army & Navy - WAVES Unbound

The Senate last week finally passed a bill allowing WAVES to go overseas—as far as Hawaii, Alaska and the Caribbean. A long battle against one man had been partially won.

The battle began more than two years ago, when the Senate Naval Affairs Committee's bumbling, lumbering isolationist chairman, David Ignatius Walsh of Massachusetts, inserted a no-overseas-duty amendment to the bill creating the women's reserve. (WACs have long been overseas.) Whenever Navy brass hats appeared asking for WAVES overseas, Senator Walsh demurred, even after the House passed such a bill twice. By last week not even Dave Walsh could offer any...

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