A female WWII pilot was finally laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. This should have been done much sooner. As a female, she was a pioneer in the military, when many did not work outside the home, let alone fly planes for the military. She is a hero and role model, and that should be recognized by burying her in Arlington.
Yes, the female WWII pilot should have been buried in Arlington National Cemetery sooner. The only reason it took so long was because of sexist practices at the cemetery. If she were a man, she would have been buried there the moment her body was returned. Finally, she can rest in the right place.
Female WWII pilots deserve to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Any person that puts on the uniform of the United States military should be entitled to the same honors; regardless of combat roles and status. America must show respect to all service members, irregardless of their gender. These brave women should have been laid to rest in Arlington sooner.
There were likely other female ww2 pilots and who were not given the same honor. It is disrespectful not to give women soldiers the opportunity to be buried in this cemetery. While female ww2 pilots may have been rare, they were not so rare that others did not qualify for the honor.