Texas Talks with Debra Winegarten: Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby - Part 2

Winegarten discusses Oveta's life after she met governor Hobby. She explains how Oveta was brought in to the WWII efforts and got women involved. Oveta moved to D.C. to run the Women’s’ Interest Bureau for the Army. As more men are drafted, women were looked at more and more for help. Oveta was asked to draw up a plan for a women’s army unit and eventually asked to run it. Winegarten reveals a number of challenges Oveta faced in her groundbreaking roles.
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