The Hist-HER-y Of Female Veterans | The Daily Show

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Published on November 11, 2021

Deborah Sampson. Opha May Johnson. Charity Adams Earley. Desi Lydic highlights the brave women who have served in the military from the Revolutionary War through the present. #DailyShow #DesiLydic #VeteransDay

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  • Ukie Hag 2 years ago

    This was fantastic, Desi. Thank you so much for posting it, and for the research. I had no idea these female heroes existed.

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  • Tim de Hoog 2 years ago

    Women played a crucial role in both World War 1 and World War 2. Not as combat troops or nurses. They kept the factories running that produced tanks, bullets, bazookas, rifles, ships and bombers. Without women in the factories the allies would not have won. Simple as that. Rosie the Riveter was far more important for the war effort.

    I know that factory production is not as glamorous as charging into battle or landing on the beaches of Normandy but you don’t win a war without logistics and factories that produce stuff.

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  • Bryan Tomasovich 2 years ago

    Own show!

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  • Iin Retno 2 years ago

    So, female is a race now?

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  • My Library 2 years ago

    HERSTORY!!! There is HIS story. And there is HER story

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  • Sarah Mohawk 2 years ago

    Hey Daily Show, love this topic but there is a big mistake in this video. Demi Moore is non-binary and their pronouns are they/them not she/her.

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  • Michael Burton 2 years ago

    Thank You so very much for this highly truthful Historical Story of Our Women in Uniform and the most important part they played in Fighting for the freedom of the USA! This story needed to be Told for all of America to See & Hear and I hope this Story doesn’t fall on DEAF Ears or Eyes! Men Now there is No way for You to take credit for Winning & fighting in the Wars to maintain Our Freedom for Democracy that Now seems to be Slipping away because our way of Life is under Threat to become an AUTOCRACY and We as a Nation Can not Exist no longer as the Beacon for the World as the Leader for Freedom & Democracy! Please Dear Lord Watch Over Our Nation and Keep Us Safe from this Oppression that Threatens our Beloved Country, AMEN!!!

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  • Sean Weatherall 2 years ago

    Wouldn’t Herstory be most logical. 😉

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  • GoCoyote 2 years ago

    You folks are the best. Thanks for keeping us laughing while getting our much needed smack downs.

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  • Night-time Guy 2 years ago

    Thanks. I needed to know this.

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  • God 2 years ago

    4:36 Now I feel sorry for those guys.

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  • Have Faith 2 years ago

    Cathay Williams was an African-American soldier who enlisted in the United States Army under the pseudonym William Cathay. She was the first Black woman to enlist, and the only documented woman to serve in the United States Army posing as a man during the American Indian Wars, Private: Born Sept. 1844, Independence, MO

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  • ram Teja 2 years ago

    As long as physical strength isn’t involved, men and women are equal in every way, a women with a gun is equally dangerous as a man with a gun.

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  • Gaile Oxstain 2 years ago

    And don’t forget the Night Witches regiment whom bombed the Nazis in the dead of night in bare bones fighter planes.

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