In 1978, a U.S. Navy ad in “TV Guide” caught teenager Diane Southwood’s attention. She mailed her application, but because her hometown didn’t have a Navy recruiter, an Army representative called her back. Southwood proudly served her country as a member of the U.S. Army. 

On Saturday, the Bishop resident was one of about a dozen female veterans honored by the Rev. John Andrew Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 

A day earlier, the organization’s Service for Veterans Committee met with social workers from the Charlie Norwood Veterans Affairs Medical Center HUD-VASH program (rental assistance and clinical services) to distribute treats and gift cards to 14 female veterans. 

For more on this story, see the June 16 edition of The Oconee Enterprise, on sale now at convenience stores and grocery stores and newspaper boxes throughout Oconee County. To subscribe, call (706) 769-5175 or visit the tab on our website. 

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