GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - In a story May 19 about a military veteran, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Katherine Ravithis was the first woman to serve in Colorado’s Army National Guard. The Guard says at least two women served previously.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Pioneering female Colorado National Guard member honored
Weld County honored one of the first women to serve in Colorado’s Army National Guard
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Weld County has honored one of the first women to serve in Colorado’s Army National Guard.
The Greeley Tribune reports that the Weld County Veterans Memorial Committee recognized 86-year-old Katherine Ravithis during its Armed Forces Day in May.
She says she couldn’t attend her first training camp because there were no women’s facilities, but she always felt like an equal.
She now lives in Greeley and has traveled across the nation to attend Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Conventions.
A Guard spokesman, Maj. Darin Overstreet, says at least two women - Lts. Joan Wysoski and Joan Sullivan - served before Ravithis as nurses.
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