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Colorado’s first female National Guard member being honored

Posted: 11:02 AM, May 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-19 13:02:36-04

 Weld County is honoring the first woman to serve in Colorado’s Army National Guard.
  
The Greeley Tribune reports that the Weld County Veterans Memorial Committee is recognizing 86-year-old Katherine Ravithis Saturday during its Armed Forces Day.
  
Ravithis joined the Colorado Army National Guard in 1972. She says she couldn’t attend her first training camp because there were no women’s facilities, but she always felt like an equal.
  
Ravithis had a 20-year military career that also included time as a communicator in the Army, a member of the Marine Corps Reserves and a member of the California National Guard.
  
She now lives in Greeley and has traveled across the nation to attend Women’s Army Corps Veterans’ Association Conventions.

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