ABC 7 Eyewitness News Salutes Ethel Crowder

(Photo courtesy of Marcus G. Manning)

March 31, 2014 12:50:51 PM PDT
ABC 7 Eyewitness News Salutes Ethel Crowder - a Chicagoan and World War II veteran.

From 1944-1946, Crowder was in the first Negro Women's Army Corps unit that served overseas during the war. Crowder, along with about a thousand other women, were sent to England and France. Crowder and her comrades were responsible for sorting all the mail and packages and making sure they reached the front lines of war.

This weekend, the National Women Veterans United group honored Crowder and recognized her for her service during World War II. Crowder's tribute was part of a program held at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center on Saturday to recognize and provide information to female veterans.

Crowder says there was a saying during the war, "no mail, low morale." She made sure morale was high by delivering those letters from back home. And, as she said this weekend, "the rest is history."

And that's why ABC 7 Salutes Ethel Crowder - for her service during wartime for our country.