Women Veterans Honored

Sgt. Elsa L. Walters, U.S. Army, 1968 to 1976, receives  a shadow box of military awards from Ret. Captain Amy McIlvenna, who previously deployed with the Oregon National Guard, on Friday, March 22 during a celebration honoring women veterans at the Oregon Veterans’ Home in The Dalles. Also honored, and presented with awards earned during their service were, front to back, Pharmacists Mate 1st Class Sara E. Sheetz, U.S. Navy, 1943 to 1945; Yeoman 3rd Class Leona M. (Hoffmann) Lesley, U.S. Coast Guard, 1944 to 1946; Private 1st Class Lilly M. (Lustig) Huddleston, U.S. Army, 1957 to 1959; and Private 2nd Class Ellen (Bailey) Harshbarger, U.S. Army, 1972 to 1973.

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