Woman makes history at VFW convention

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by WHAS editors

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Posted on June 14, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 14 at 7:40 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Department of Kentucky Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U. S. annual state convention has veterans from all over the country coming to Louisville, and one woman in particular is making history there.

 For the first time in 77 years, the Kentucky VFW delegates will elect its first female veteran to serve as state commander of its 17,000 plus membership for 2014-15 year.

Martha J. Cassity from Louisville served in the U.S. Army as a track vehicle repairer 63H. During her ten years of service, she was stationed in Germany and Korea. Cassity's special project for the year is to help the homeless veterans in Kentucky.

Sen. Mitch McConnell will be honoring Cassity on the U.S. Senate Floor in Washington, D.C. as the first female veterans to serve the high office of state commander in Kentucky,
 

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