Friday, July 17, 2009

In Memoriam Lt. Col. Virginia Sweet, Aviator and Latin Teacher

There's a wonderful story in the Albany (NY) Times-Union today about Lt. Col. Virginia Sweet, who was a pioneer in women's aviation. She was one of World War II's WASP (Women's Air Service Pilots) corps, considered to be civilian pilots at the time and finally given veteran's status in 1977. Apparently, she graduated with a degree in languages from Duke University and the Sorbonne and was a French, Spanish and Latin teacher for many years. It's a really fascinating article, definitely worth reading!

You can read the full feature story, She Left Her Heart in the P-51 at the Albany Times-Union as well as her obituary.